This Day in History

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Juliet Jean Campbell at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England

On this day in history March 17, 1970, retired Jamaican sprinter Juliet Jean Campbell was born in St. Thomas, Jamaica. Campbell is known for her performance in the 200m and 400m races.

Campbell’s achievements include her participation in the 1987 CARIFTA Games which were held in Trinidad and Tobago where she copped first place in the 400m. She also competed in the 2000 Olympic games held in Sydney Australia and represented Jamaica in the 1992 Olympic Games held in Barcelona, Spain among many other major world games where she was successful in taking home a medal.

Campbell was a part of the women’s 4x100m final 2002 Common Wealth Games where Jamaica finished 2nd with a time of 42.73 seconds. The 4x100m team consisted of Elva Goulbourne, Juliet Campbell, Astia Walker, Veronica Campbell. In that same year, Campbell won the silver medal in the 200m race with a time of 22.54 seconds.

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