Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Sally Pearson of Australia wins gold

  • Sally Pearson of Australia leads Jessica Zelinka of Canada and Nevin Yanit of Turkey during the women's 100m Hurdles Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.

Sally Pearson delivered Australia's first athletics gold medal of the London Olympics with a dramatic victory in the 100 metres hurdles.
The hot favourite clocked an Olympic record of 12.35 seconds to edge American defending champion Dawn Harper into silver by just 0.02secs.
Another United States athlete, Kellie Wells, took the bronze in 12.48s.

Pearson endured a nervous few moments before the result was confirmed on the scoreboard, bringing cheers of delight from the Australian fans.
The Aussie said: 'It's a dream. Relief was the first thing I felt and then shock. I'm just going through the emotions. I really wanted this. I've worked so hard for two years. To see my name on the scoreboard, I just can't believe it.'

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