Face-off: How Jamaica’s sprint queens stack up

By Sports Desk March 27, 2020

They may be small in stature, but few could argue that Jamaica track stars Veronica Campbell-Brown and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce haven't been worth their weight in gold. For the tiny island nation, their names have become synonymous with volcanic eruptions of joy and unbridled celebration, with victory over stubborn opponents, typically dispatched and gold delivered somewhere under 23 seconds.

Campbell-Brown blazed the trail early, winning for Jamaica at every level. In fact, the sprinter is one of only nine athletes to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level.

The irrepressible Fraser-Pryce has ruled the roost since going on to stack up a list of accomplishments that has continued to amaze the sport of track and field. The pocket rocket recently became the only sprinter to be crowned world champion over the 100m four times (2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019). 

Listed below are a few of their accomplishments and how they stack up. SFP or VCB, who is the sprint queen that rules your heart?

 

 

Career Highlights

VCB

- One of only nine athletes to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level.

- First Jamaican and Caribbean woman to win a sprint Olympic title (2004).

 

SFP

¬- IAAF World Athlete of the Year (2013)

-     First Caribbean woman to win 100m gold at the Olympics (2008)

-     Only sprinter to be crowned world champion over 100m four times (2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019)

-    National record holder