Omar Brown (sprinter)

Omar Brown (born 21 June 1982 in Trelawny) is a Jamaican sprinter who specialises in the 200 metres.

Omar Brown
Medal record
Representing  Jamaica
Men’s athletics
Commonwealth Games
2006 Melbourne200 m
CAC Junior Championships (U20)
2000 San Juan 200 m
2000 San Juan 4x100 m relay
CARIFTA Games
Junior (U20)
2000 St. George's 100m
2000 St. George's 200m
2000 St. George's 4x100m relay
1999 Fort-de-France 200m
1999 Fort-de-France 100m
CAC Junior Championships (U17)
1998 George Town 100 m
1998 George Town 200 m
1998 George Town 4x100 m relay
CARIFTA Games
Youth (U17)
1998 Port of Spain 200m

He was successful as a junior athlete, winning the silver and bronze medals in the 200 m and 100 metres races at the 1999 World Youth Championships. The following year he finished fourth at the World Junior Championships. He ran collegiately for the University of Arkansas.

He won the 200 metres race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and was ranked ninth in the world for the 200 metres that year by Track and Field News magazine.

He suffered a setback in 2007 the form of an ankle injury. He returned at the 2008 Jamaican trials but suffered a hamstring injury, caused by a faulty technique due to pain in his ankle. He underwent surgery in September 2008 to remove a bone spur, but the scar tissue from the surgery hampered his track comeback.[1] He did not return until the end of the 2009 season, taking fourth place in the 200 m at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix.[2][3]

Personal Life

On 3 November 2007, he married Jamaican Olympian Veronica Campbell.[4]

Personal bests

Event Time (sec) Venue Date
60 metres6.72Lexington, Kentucky, United States28 February 2004
100 metres10.27Kingston, Jamaica21 July 2000
200 metres20.33Carson, California, United States21 May 2006
400 metres46.00Walnut, California, United States17 April 2005
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.

References

  1. Williams, Gordon (2009-01-20). Sprinter takes it slow - Omar Brown coming back from injury layoff. The Jamaica Star. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  2. Campbell-Brown, Veronica (2009-10-07). Veronica Campbell Brown named Unesco Ambassador - IAAF Online Diaries. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  3. Shanghai Golden Grand Prix Results. ESPN (2009-09-20). Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  4. IAAF Newsletter. No. 89, 6 December 2007 (PDF)



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