Athletics

Sally Pearson: Current World Champion 100m Hurdles, Olympic GOLD medallist London, Olympic Silver medallist Beijing

Sally dominated the 100m hurdles at the 2011 IAAF world championships, with blistering times on her way to gold. In the semi-final she clocked a new Australian and Oceania record of 12.36, which was also the equal fifth fastest of all time, a mere 0.02 seconds shy of the championship record and the fastest since Gail Devers (USA) clocked 12.33 in 2000.

Then in the final she went on to improve the 1987 championship record of Ginka Zagorcheva (BUL) to 12.28 (+1.1). Yet another new Australian and Oceania record, Pearson’s performance is the fourth best ever on the all-time list and the fastest time in the event since Ludmila Narozhilenko clocked 12.28 in 1992.

She is the Australian 100m hurdles record holder, the 100m hurdles Commonwealth champion, the 100m hurdles Beijing Olympics silver medallist and now adds an Olympic Gold Medal from London to her magnificant achievements.