CCU alum Amber Campbell talks about experiences in Rio

CCU alum Amber Campbell talks about experiences in Rio

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - As the competition winds down in Rio, WMBF News had the chance to catch up with Coastal Carolina Hall of Famer Amber Campbell.

Campbell made history Monday at the Olympics in the hammer throw, with a distance of 72.74 meters. She finished sixth overall, which represented the best finish in the U.S. women's hammer throw history.

On Friday, Campbell joined WMBF News by way of Skype from Rio de Janeiro to talk about her experience at the Summer Games.

"I'm so blessed and honored to be able to represent my country one more time, and just go out there and do my best and place myself among the best women in the world," Campbell said.

She said the moment she made U.S. history was "so incredible," adding it was exciting to share it with a young thrower, Diana Pipes.

"She's going to be so, so good in the future," Campbell said of Pipes. "So I'm just excited for where we are and where we are going."

As for her own future, Campbell said she is taking it one year at a time when asked if she would return for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

"We have the world championship next year in London, so we'll try to make that team and just go from there," she said.

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