Campbell Working On Securing World Champs Standard2 min read
The 27-year-old told journalists that he has been working on improving himself so that he can establish himself as a world-class athlete
Rajindra Campbell is hoping to put in a memorable performance in the men’s shot put when he competes in the World Athletics Championships. The Jamaican has expressed confidence that he is capable of securing the automatic qualifying mark. The competition is expected to happen in Budapest, Hungary, in August.
He has improved his all-time best with a mere 0.09m off the standard. This means that his lifetime best is 21.31m.
The former Kingston College athlete placed fifth in the United States of America Track and Field (USATF) Throws Fest. This event was held last week at Roy P Drachman stadium at the University of Arizona. Campbell will be in charge of leading his countrymates in the event. He revealed that he is finally getting used to the pressure and requirements of competing in the highest level.
The 27-year-old told journalists that he has been working on improving himself so that he can establish himself as a world-class athlete. He believes that he was able to achieve his lifetime best because of all the work he has been putting behind the scene.
Campbell’s best effort prior to last weekend was in May when he registered an impressive 20.96m. This performance came in the Arkansas Twilight event. Campbell revealed that he has been adding some technical adjustments to his game. He has also been cultivating a championship mindset.
Campbell is in the 12th position in world rankings. It’s possible that he might also qualify for Budapest because of his world ranking.