Campbell-Brown to run at Barcelona meeting

BARCELONA, Spain -- Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 200m champion and reigning World 100m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown will run the half-lap event at the Mitin Ciutat de Barcelona, to be held in the in the Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys of Montjuic on 25 July, organisers announced this week.

By Mellissa Henry for World-Track

BARCELONA, Spain — Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 200m champion and reigning World 100m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown will run the half-lap event at the Mitin Ciutat de Barcelona, to be held in the in the Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys of Montjuic on 25 July, organisers announced this week.

Campbell-Brown, who defended her 200m crown from Athens at the Beijing Olympics in China last summer, hammered a strong field to win the event in a meeting record of 21.98 seconds last year.

That performance set the tone for her becoming only the second woman in Olympic history to repeat as 200m champion, when she posted a blistering personal best of 21.74 to win her third Olympic individual title.

The Jamaican is scheduled to open her season this weekend at meeting in Claremont, Florida, as a warm up for the Reebok Grand Prix in New York City on May 30.

She was slated to mark her season debut at the Jamaica Invitational on May 2, but a toe injury forced her to miss the meet, as well as last weekends Adidas Classics in Carson, California.

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