A champion may be momentarily down, but never out for the count. Not only did Veronica Campbell-Brown win the 200, she redeemed herself by running the best 200-meters of her life, dipping under 22-seconds for the first time in her career.
After finishing fourth in the women’s 100-meters, Veronica ran like a star, driven by passion and determination to win (21.94) the women’s 200. It is amazing that an island of roughly 2 million currently has some of the best sprinters in the world.
The rest of the Jamaican sprint crew, Kerron Stewart (21.99) and Sherone Simpson (22.11) were on her heals in the quick race.
Sources at the meet have said that Usain Bolt shut it down with 60-meters and still ran 19.97 to win the men's 200. In what seemed like a practice jog, Usain Bolt completed his double with a strategy to merely qualify for Beijing.
Michael Blackwood won the men's 400 in 45.21.
In the women's 100 hurdles, Brigitte Foster-Hylton won in a very respectable 12.50 seconds.There is a looming battle brewing between the Jamaican Olympic and U.S. Olympic teams in both the individual events and the 4x100-meter relay.
By Jay Hicks.