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ATHLETICS: Veronica Campbell-Brown looking to make Oslo debut memorable

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 6:42 PMRodney Hinds, Gleaner Writer
Veronica Campbell-Brown ... “I’m excited to be here [in Oslo] and the weather promises to be good and I’m hoping to run my best 100m of the season tomorrow."

OSLO, Norway:

Sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown is quietly confident that she can run a sub 11 seconds 100m at Oslo’s ExonMobil Bislett Games tomorrow.

The seven-time Olympic medallist is of the opinion that she can emulate compatriot Kerron Stewart who achieved the feat in 2009 with a time of 10.99 seconds.

Campbell-Brown, 33, was speaking just ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Bislett Games which makes up a leg of the invitational IAAF Diamond League series in Norway’s capital city.

While she may not be competing in her favoured 200m, the Trelawny-born athlete feels that her form and weather conditions favour a sub 11 time as she makes her debut in Oslo.

She told The Gleaner: “I’m honoured to be in Oslo, it has been a long time coming.

“I’m excited to be here and the weather promises to be good and I’m hoping to run my best 100m of the season tomorrow.

“Race execution is the key to the 100m and I’m looking forward to it.