Veronica Campbell Brown, one of the most decorated athlete in history, officially announced her retirement from track and field on Wednesday.
During her long and successful career, the 39-year-old Jamaican won eight Olympic, eleven World Championships, and numerous other major championships medals.
“I want to thank everyone who contributed to my successes: my family, especially my husband Omar Brown, who in the latter years served as my coach. I must mention friends, fans, supporters, sponsors, coaches and my agent Claude Bryan.
“I have climbed from a small town in Trelawny, Jamaica up the ladder of success to become one of the most decorated women in the Olympic Games and World Championships history.
“As I climbed, I passed the rung of hurt, that of injuries and rejection not to mention tears, but they never quenched my aspiration to grasp the fruits of success and satisfaction. For that, I am proud and grateful.
“As I take off my spikes never to put them on again, this girl from Clarks Town walks away happy and contented with a race well run, ” Campbell Brown wrote on her Instagram page.
Campbell Brown's achievements in major championships and games
|World Indoor Championships||2||0||0|
|World Athletics Final||3||1||0|
|World Relay Championships||1||1||0|
|World Junior Championships||2||1||0|
|CAC Junior Championships||4||0||0|