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Campbell-Brown approves of statue

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:17 AM
Olympian Veronica Campbell-Brown (left) kisses the maquette of her statue while Minister of Sport Olivia Grange watches on Thursday.
Olympian Veronica Campbell-Brown (left) kisses the maquette of her statue while Minister of Sport Olivia Grange watches on Thursday.

The Ministry of Sport says Olympic and World Champion sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown’s statue will be officially unveiled on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Sport Minister Olivia Grange received the ‘all clear’ from Campbell-Brown herself for the installation, after she was presented with the maquette (a small model used by the sculptor which the actual statue is based on) of the piece on Thursday. The monument will be to the scale of one and a quarter life size and will be mounted at Statue Park at the National Stadium.

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

The Campbell-Brown statue is the third of four statues in tribute to outstanding Jamaican athletes, that are being designed by the Ministry of 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 former world’s fastest man, Asafa Powell, the last in the series, is being finalised.