Olympian’s passion for sports ignited in Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun

Amber Campbell got her running start to the Olympics in Tucumcari.

One of America’s elite athletes, Campbell, 27, will compete in Beijing in the women’s hammer throw event.

The women’s hammer is a 4 kilogram (8.8 lbs) steel ball on a 4-foot long wire attached to a metal handle. The athlete tries to throw it as far as he or she can. Campbell’s