Legendary Veronica Campbell has drawn a cotton over her illustrious athletics career after making the announcement on her Instagram page earlier today; just a day before the Jamaica Olympics trials.
“What a journey it has been! Through the grace of God, 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,” Campbell-Brown stated.
“All glory to the Lord for my successes, He blessed me with the talent, the will to stay focused and the requisite work ethics. Additionally, He placed authentic and supportive people in my life who served as pillars of strength as I maneuvered the highs and lows which littered my athletic career.
“As I climbed, I passed the rung of hurt, that of injuries and rejection not to mention tears, however, they never quenched my aspiration to grasp the fruits of success and satisfaction. For that I must venture to say that I am proud and grateful,” the post continued.
“I want to thank the persons and companies who contributed to my successes: my family, especially my husband @omarobrown who in the latter years served as my coach, I must mention friends, fans, supporters, sponsors, coaches and my agent @ontrackmgnt, I could not have done it without your help and support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
“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,” it continued.
Campbell-Brown, who became a mother in 2019, says she will continue to focus on her foundation as well as her line of fitness products and motivational speaking engagements.
Campbell-Brown last month celebrated her 39th birthday, she has won 19 medals at the Olympic Games and World Championships level and 34 as a senior athlete for Jamaica, including back-to-back 200m Olympic gold.