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Sally Pearson

Sally Pearson OAM (athletics) is a three-time Commonwealth Games medallist winning gold in the 100m hurdles at the Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 Games, and a bronze in the 4 x100m relay in Melbourne 2006. Pearson made her Commonwealth Games debut in 2006 at just 19-years-old where she was a finalist in the 100m and 100m hurdles. During the 100m hurdles final in 2006, Pearson was sitting in fifth place, however, she smashed into the ninth hurdle, lost her balance and fell heavily at the last hurdle to be disqualified. Pearson used this difficult result as a learning curve, as she went on to be one of Australia‚Äôs most successful track athletes of all time. At the 2018 Gold Coast Games, Pearson was an ambassador, final Queen’s Batonbearer at the opening ceremony and was named co-captain for the Australian team, however, was forced to withdraw f with an achilles injury. She competed in her first Olympic Games in 2008, where she won silver in the 100m hurdles. She won the 2011 world championships and at the 2012 London Olympic Games, Pearson won gold, smashing the Olympic record in the process. Pearson was named ‘World Athlete of the Year” by IAFF in 2011 and won her second world title in London in 2017. The Olympic, Commonwealth and two-time world champion retired in 2019.

Sport / Discipline

Athletics

Birth Place

Sydney

Birth state

NSW

Date of Birth

19/09/1986

Age

35

Melbourne, 2006

Delhi, 2010

Glasgow, 2014

Gold Coast, 2018

Results History

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