Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown cleared to race again

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Veronica Campebll-Brown of Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Sprint ace Veronica Campbell-Brown has been given a public warning for the positive test she returned at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet in May.

Campbell-Brown, who missed this summer’s IAAF World Championships in Russia because of the positive test, is now cleared to compete again.

Last month, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic 200m gold medallist, had her disciplinary hearing with the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA) Disciplinary Panel behind closed doors, which according to reports, was done under tight security to determine whether or not she had used a banned substance.

The panel, after collecting all the details, made its decision recently – accepting that the Caribbean sprint queen never used the prohibited substance as a mean to enhanced her performances.

Campbell-Brown has been widely recognized as one of the most gifted female sprinters in the world and has constantly denied ever taking anything banned substance to improve her racing.

The Jamaican World Indoor 60m champion owns personal bests of 10.76 and 21.74 seconds over the 100m and 200m dashes.

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