BEIJING, China: Jamaican sprinting star Veronica Campbell-Brown took time out to encourage 2015 IAAF World Championships 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson after yesterday’s final inside the Bird’s Nest. Campbell-Brown, who finished third in 21.97 behind Thompson, 21.66 and Dafne Schippers, 12.63, believes Thompson, a debutante at this level of competition, has a bright future in the sport. “The key for her is to be mentally tough, take care of her body, eat right, train tight, stay positive. Don’t worry don’t stress and continue to work hard because the sky is the limit,” said Campbell-Brown, who made her first senior team as an 18 year-old at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. “It’s all in the head because no matter how hard you train, if you’re not focused right you cannot execute what you put in training. Campbell-Brown added the importance of Thompson’s development noting that the country must continue to develop and expose its athletes so that the country’s tradition of success can continue. “I am so proud of her,” said. Campbell-Brown. “It’s good for Jamaica that you have youngsters coming up because we have to keep it going. We have a history of great sprinters so its important that we keep it going and I’m just happy for her.” – A.L.
Go back to the e-newsletter >A new cultural experience offered by andBeyond is available for guests staying at the Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge, Botswana.‘The Interpretative Bushmen Experience’, included in the guests’ stay, is a half-day journey guided by Bushmen, known as the San people. As one of the continents oldest inhabitants with ancestral roots tracing back to over 30,000 years, they are highly skilled hunter-gatherers who use bows and poisoned arrows, traps and throwing sticks, fashioned out of raw materials found in the wilderness.Three Bushmen lead the experience, where guests will be introduced to their various hunting and survivalist techniques and given the opportunity to follow the Bushmen as they interpret natural findings along the walk.Go back to the e-newsletter >