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Friday, August 5 is 'Amber Campbell Day' in Myrtle Beach

Amber Campbell. (Source: WMBF News) Amber Campbell. (Source: WMBF News)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – August 5 has been declared “Amber Campbell Day” in the City of Myrtle Beach.

Campbell, a Coastal Carolina University graduate and local resident, is participating in the hammer throw at the Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, beginning August 5.

“This is her third Olympic appearance, competing in the hammer throw,” states a post on the City of Myrtle Beach Facebook page. “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!”

Read and watch our interview with Campbell here, and view more stories of local Olympians here.

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