VCB ponders presence at World IndoorsTuesday, January 10, 2012
MIAMI, USA (CMC) — Women's world 200 metres champion Veronica Campbell Brown said she has not made up her mind about taking part in the World Indoor Championships later this year.
The 29-year-old Jamaican sprint queen is the defending world 60-metres indoor champion, having won the event two years ago in Qatar, where she ran a personal best time of seven seconds flat.
"I'm somewhat undecided about the World Indoor Championships; however, I will make a decision quite soon," said Campbell Brown in her first online diary entry on the website of the sport's World governing body, the IAAF.
Campbell Brown also said she was unsure about a 'three-peat' in the 200 at this year's Olympic Games from July 27 to August 12 in London.
"It's a new year and what a year for us lovers of our wonderful sport, it's an Olympic year!" she said.
"I always smile as an Olympic year approaches as just like those aspiring for presidency or aiming to maintain the political status quo in the United States, the four-year cycle is very important to us collectively.
"A lot of my fans have been asking me about the 200 'three-peat'. I take the same approach as always: one day and one meet at a time."
Campbell Brown confirmed she will open her season at the United States Open on January 28 at Madison Square Garden.
"It will be strange to compete in the 'Garden' minus the Millrose Games label; the two have a rich history. It will be equally strange competing at the 50m distance. This will be the shortest distance at which I have ever raced," she said.
"I'm uncertain of what to expect at such a short distance; however, as always, I will give of my best and New York has always been one of my favourite stops on the athletic circuit."
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