Veronica Campbell Brown loves her statue

September 13, 2019
Jamaican Olympian Veronica Campbell Brown (left) reacts after being shown the design of the statue in her honour by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange.

Decorated sprinter Veronica Campbell Brown is reportedly in love with a statute that has been created in her likeness.

Sports minister Olivia Grange, received the all clear from Campbell Brown on Thursday to mount the statute.

"We've been in discussion with Veronica and the sculptor, Basil Watson, about the design, but today when Veronica saw the maquette she said, 'Yes, this is it!'. She loves it," Grange said.

The statue in tribute to Campbell Brown will be mounted at Statue Park in the National Stadium in Kingston. It will be unveiled during a special ceremony on Sunday, October 20.

Campbell Brown's statue is the third of four statues in tribute to outstanding Jamaican athletes that are being designed by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport as part of its Jamaica 55 Legacy programme.

The first two statues of Usain Bolt and Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce were unveiled in 2017 and 2018 respectively. The statue of Asafa Powell, the last in the series, is being finalised.