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VCB awaits medical clearance to decide future of season

BY PAUL A REID
Observer writer
reidp@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Multiple Olympic Games and World Championships medallist Veronica Campbell Brown will await medical clearance before deciding whether to continue racing this season after withdrawing from last weekend's JAAA National Senior Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Campbell Brown withdrew from the women's 100m on Thursday's first day of the four-day meet citing “discomfort in her right knee”. Her manager Claude Bryan told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that “whether or not she will race again this season depends on the medical findings”.

Meanwhile, the 35-year-old has denied published reports that she has sought a medical exemption from the JAAA for a place on the Jamaican team to the IAAF World Championships in London later this year.

In a release yesterday she was quoted as saying: “Kindly note that whilst I appreciate in principle the JAAA medical exemption, I have an even greater appreciation for the efforts we athletes put into our training to become world beaters. It is against that backdrop that I say I never sought a medical exemption as a result of my inability to compete at the 2017 Jamaica National Championships.”

Last week when asked about the possibility of the exemption, Bryan, CEO of OnTrack Management, had said “this is not our style”.


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