SALLY PEARSON RUMORS

Dancing hurdler Michelle Jenneke ready to make Olympic debut

Defending Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson will miss the 2016 Games with a hamstring injury, but Australia is sending another hurdler to Rio who will garner a lot of attention. Michelle Jenneke became an internet sensation when a video of her dancing prior to the 100m hurdles final at the 2012 World Junior Championships went viral. Since then, the 23-year-old has appeared...
Via CSN Chicago
August 15, 2016

2012 Olympic champion Sally Pearson withdraws from Rio

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Sally Pearson will not defend her Olympic hurdles title in Rio de Janeiro after tearing a tendon in her hamstring, yet another setback in a year beset by injuries. Pearson, the 100-meter hurdles Olympic gold medalist in London four years ago and silver medalist at Beijing in 2008, told Australia's Channel Nine news Wednesday that she was shocked at the extent...
Via CSN Chicago
June 29, 2016

Injured champion Sally Pearson withdraws from Rio Olympics

BRISBANE, Australia — Sally Pearson will not defend her Olympic hurdles title in Rio de Janeiro after tearing a tendon in her hamstring.Pearson, the 100-meter hurdles Olympic gold medalist in London four years ago and silver medalist at Beijing in 2008, told Australia's Channel Nine news Wednesday that she injured her hamstring in training and didn't have enough time to recover...
Via Associated Press
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Pearson To Miss Rio Olympics With Hammy Injury: Reports

SYDNEY - Australia's Sally Pearson will not defend her women's 100 metres hurdles title at the Rio Olympics later this summer, according to reports.
Via World-Track.org
June 28, 2016

Pearson struggles in 1st race after injury, Harrison wins

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Sally Pearson finished seventh in her first competitive 100-meter hurdles race in a year following a serious wrist injury, far behind an upcoming American who looks in prime shape to take the Australian's Olympic title. Kendra Harrison won in 12.46 seconds at the Diamond League event in Birmingham on Sunday, showing her stunning victory in Eugene last...
Via Associated Press
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Athletics in Australia faces independent review

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The government-run Australian Sports Commission says it will conduct an independent review of athletics to address ''systemic issues'' facing the sport in Australia. The review comes a day after Athletics Australia accepted the resignation of track and field head coach Eric Hollingsworth, who was suspended and sent home over a public falling out with Olympic...
Via Associated Press
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wells tops Pearson, Merritt leads American sweep at London Diamond League

Kellie Wells pulled away over the last three hurdles to pull off an upset over Australia’s Sally Pearson in the women’s 100-meter hurdles while Aries Merritt ran a world-leading and meet record time to help Americans sweep the top six spots in the men’s 110-meter hurdles as the Diamond League season continued in London Friday and Saturday.
Via USA Track & Field
July 13, 2012
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