Campbell-Brown donates Olympic winning vest to IAAF Heritage Collection

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown on Thursday “generously donated” the Jamaican team vest in which she sprinted to 200m gold at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Heritage Collection.

Campbell-Brown, the eight-time Olympic and eleven-time World championships medallist, handed over the vest on the eve of the Herculis IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco, according to information gleaned from the IAAF's website.

The IAAF said Campbell-Brown, one of only two women in history to have twice won the Olympic 200m title, is the latest global champion to give back to the organisation.

The IAAF Heritage Collection, which aims to preserve and savour the best athletics moments to help promote the sport and better engage with fans, was launched by IAAF President Sebastian Coe in Birmingham on Sunday 4 March 2018 on the last day of the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

The organisation said that for the last five months, it has been compiling the greatest ever collection of athletics artefacts and memorabilia, and is overwhelmed by the donations received from some of the greatest stars of the sport.

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