Local Olympian Campbell honored by City of MB

amberinmbThe guest of honor will be nearly 5,000 miles away for the August 5 celebration of “Amber Campbell Day” in Myrtle Beach, but she could receive something far more valuable than a ceremonial key to the city – like an Olympic medal.

The Myrtle Beach City Council this week declared Friday, August 5, as Amber Campbell Day in honor of this area’s three-time Olympian, Amber Campbell. A CCU graduate and Myrtle Beach resident, Amber is participating in the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This is her third Olympic appearance, competing in the hammer throw. Amber recently won the 2016 Olympic Trials with a personal-best hammer throw of more than 240 feet, making her an Olympic medal contender for the 2016 Summer Games. Go Amber!

While at Coastal Carolina University, Amber was the Big South Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Year her last three seasons. She won 16 individual conference titles and was a five-time NCAA All-American in the hammer and weight throws. Amber graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in Psychology.

Photo courtesy of City of MB

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