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Two-time Olympic gold medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown has played down the disappointment of a sluggish start to the season and insists she is just happy to be healthy again.

The 36-year-old has been sidelined since picking up a knee injury, which kept her off the track for more than a year.

In her first race following the lengthy layoff, Campbell posted a pedestrian 11.50 to finish in last place at the Meeting Stanislas du Grand Nancy Métropole in France last week.

The race was won by Ukraine’s Hrystyna Stuy who clocked 11.22 for first place with Brazil’s Victoria Rosa second in 11.25. After getting away slowly Campbell-Brown never managed to get into the contest and trailed the field for the entire race.

Veronica Campbell-Brown
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Though admitting the result was unexpected, Campbell-Brown insisted she was not overly concerned by the performance.

“It is a weird season for me,” Campbell-Brown said following the run.

“This is my first race. I was injured my last race was June 2017. I was injured and I’m just coming back from that injury.

“So it’s not the start I was expecting but despite all the training I missed I just have to be thankful that I’m healthy now,” she added.

Source: Kwesi Mugisa