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#RioGoldRush: Campbell-Brown, O'Dayne Richards named J'can team captains

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 8:54 PM
Campbell-Brown is one of Jamaica's most decorated athletes in history with seven Olympic medals, including three gold medals and 11 World Championship medals.

Jamaican sprint legend Veronica Campbell-Brown and leading shot put standout O'Dayne Richards have been named captains for Jamaica's track and field team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The decision was made after a lengthy team meeting inside the Olympic Village Saturday night.

Campbell-Brown is one of Jamaica's most decorated athletes in history with seven Olympic medals, including three gold medals and 11 World Championship medals.
IN PHOTO: O'Dayne Richards

Richards has lifted Jamaica's standing in the field event after winning a bronze medal at last year's World Championships in Beijing, China.

He is the national record holder with a mark of 21.69m. 

- Andre Lowe