Rio 2016: Campbell-Brown out of 200m heats


Two-time 200 metre Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown failed to make it out of the heats as the event got under way at Rio 2016 on Monday.

Campbell-Brown won the event in 2004 and 2008, but was pipped to the podium in London four years ago, finishing fourth in the final, 0.24 seconds behind USA's Carmelita Jeter.

The 34-year-old insisted in the build-up to the Games that retirement was not in her thoughts and had run a season-best 22.29 seconds twice this year.

That time would have topped the ranking in the heats, but she could only manage 22.97 as she finished third in the final heat, just the equal 27th-fastest time and not enough to progress to the semi-finals.