Thursday, August 2, 2012

Team Campbell is mounting up a British Invasion

Tomorrow Amber and her Coaches leave for London.  We pray for safe travels and no stress.  I give her props because she does put in the work.  She is always a Gold Medalist in out hearts and minds.  Essence.Com named her one of the Sisters to Watch in the Olympics and she graced the cover of the sports page in a little town named Attleboro in Massachusetts.  It is your time now little Sister.  You have all the skills the desire and the knowledge that thru God all things are possible.  THROW LONG THROW STRONG!!! TEAM CAMPBELL!!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thoughts from Brother B.

Drive. Dedication. Determination. Preparation.  Go for the Gold Amber!!! We all believe in you!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's Going Down!

Today's finally here! I get the chance to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Team! If you want to catch it online go to: The broadcast should start at 12:15 pst? Send up your prayers and positive energy because this will be a great competition! Love and Blessings, Amber

Friday, June 15, 2012

Stop! Hammer Time!

I don't think I've heard as many reference's or jokes about MC Hammer since the 90's as I have in the last few months.  But at least people are talking, and actually talking about the hammer! They're talking because in less than a week the USA will have its 2012 Olympic Track and Field Trials!!! The festivities will kick off with us Women battling it out in Beaverton at the Nike World Headquarters on Thursday. Its going to be a great comp with about 25 of us going at it for the 3 spots to represent Team USA in London. Check for more information on tv times, results, pictures and tons of other info you might want to know. Also, check back here for random videos, pictures, interview, and other craziness as I spend this last week gearing up for a great fight!

Love and Long Throws,

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Interview!!!

I have a really exciting opportunity to be a part of the Women's Powerful Athlete's Telesummit tonight at 8pm EST! If you would like to listen in just click on this link: I'll be discussing my preparation leading up to London, nutrition, mental focus, and a host of other topics. This is a free online/phone event designed to inspire younger athletes, educate fans, promote our country’s great women athletes and role models, and steer us all toward success! There is also an option to download and save the interview. I hope to have you all in on the call!

Love and Blessings,

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and a very Happy New Year! Can you believe 2012 is here already? Did anyone set resolutions? I didn't and usually don't. I have a yearly agenda of things to get done. As I accomplish the tasks on my agenda, I check them off and go on to the next one. I do this because statistically "resolutions" get broken within a month. While an agenda implies something that will be done! A few of this year's agenda items include: winning USATF indoor championships, breaking the world/American weight throw record, and winning the Visa series. (i'll talk about outdoor in a later post)

I'm not sure which indoor meets I'll do this year because none of the Visa meets except for USA's have the weight throw. Even the US Open that used to be the Milrose Games isn't having it. I'll miss competing at The Armory and then heading to Madison Square Garden that night to watch the rest of the meet. As the saying goes, "all good things come to an end." Which ever ones I end up going to, I'll be excited because my implements are flying really good right now! I'm hitting practice bests every week with at least one thing so things are right on track! We compete on Friday the 25th of February for the indoor championship, and its going to be so much fun! I look forward to a great 2012, London here we come!
Looking To London,

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Throws Information

Throwing formats
In Olympic throwing events -- men's and women's shot put, discus, hammer and javelin -- the competition begins with a qualifying round in which the entire field is divided into two or more groups. In this round, competitors take turns attempting to reach a pre-set distance that automatically advances them to the final. If fewer than 12 athletes meet the distance required from direct qualification, the 12 competitors with the best throws, plus any athletes tying for 12th, advance to the final. In the final round, competitors take turns until each has attempted three throws. At this point, the top eight-ranked competitors (plus ties) receive three more throws. The best throw of the six is counted and the athlete with the longest throw is declared the winner. In case of a tie, the second-best throw is consulted.

Amber In her MJOLNIR Armor

Amber In her MJOLNIR Armor
Amber takes Gold at the Indoor Nationals

Olympic Trials 2008

Celebrating with the Campbell's

Indoor Championship 2009