Sally Pearson http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/43383/all en Athletics: Olympic champ Pearson back in training http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/athletics-olympic-champ-pearson-back-training <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia's Olympic sprint hurdles champion Sally Pearson said Thursday she was back in training and chomping at the bit after battling to overcome a hamstring injury.</p> <p>The 100m hurdles London gold medallist missed the Australian track season because of the torn hamstring but is now hard at work again.</p> <p>"Everything's looking up," Pearson told reporters.</p> <p>"I started hurdling on Monday, which is probably almost eight months since I competed at the Olympics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/athletics-olympic-champ-pearson-back-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sally Pearson Sally Pearson AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 04:48:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801326 at http://www.globalpost.com Pearson confident Worlds build-up is on track http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130704/pearson-confident-worlds-build-track <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Australia's Sally Pearson is finding her rhythm again after returning from a hamstring injury and is confident she is on track to defend her sprint hurdles title at the World Championships next month, the Olympic champion said.</p> <p>The 26-year-old Queenslander suffered a hamstring tear in a 4x100m relay at the Asian Grand Prix Athletic Championship in Sri Lanka in May after missing the domestic season with the same injury.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130704/pearson-confident-worlds-build-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Sally Pearson Sally Pearson Summer Olympic Games Thomson Reuters Thu, 04 Jul 2013 09:04:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5875376 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Birthday comes early for golden Rollins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/athletics-birthday-comes-early-golden-rollins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American Brianna Rollins won the women's 100 metres hurdles world title on Saturday on the eve of her birthday at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.</p> <p>Rollins, who turns 22 on Sunday, timed 12.44 seconds to take the gold, while defending champion Sally Pearson of Australia was second in 12.50sec and Tiffany Porter of Britain won the bronze timing 12.55sec.</p> <p>Porter, who was born in America but three years ago was allowed to compete for Britain as she qualified with her mother being English-born, led from the blocks with Olympic champion Pearson on her shoulder.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/athletics-birthday-comes-early-golden-rollins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sally Pearson Sally Pearson AFP Sat, 17 Aug 2013 17:17:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5911973 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Birthday comes early for golden Rollins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/athletics-birthday-comes-early-golden-rollins-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American Brianna Rollins won the women's 100 metres hurdles title on Saturday on the eve of her birthday at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.</p> <p>Rollins, who turns 22 on Sunday, timed 12.44 seconds to take the gold, while defending champion Sally Pearson of Australia was second in 12.50sec and Tiffany Porter of Britain won the bronze timing 12.55sec.</p> <p>Porter, who was born in America but three years ago was allowed to compete for Britain as she qualified through her English-born mother, led from the blocks with Olympic champion Pearson on her shoulder.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/athletics-birthday-comes-early-golden-rollins-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sally Pearson Sally Pearson AFP Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:16:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5912082 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympic hurdles champion Pearson splits with coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131009/olympic-hurdles-champion-pearson-splits-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson has split with her coach Sharon Hannan after 14 years, citing a need for a fresh start.</p> <p>The 27-year-old Pearson, who won 100 meters hurdles gold at the London Games, was runner-up to American Brianna Rollins at this year's world championships in Moscow in defense of her 2011 title.</p> <p>"The time is right for us to go our separate ways," Pearson said in a statement on Athletics Australia's website (<a href="http://www.athletics.com.au" title="www.athletics.com.au">www.athletics.com.au</a>) on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131009/olympic-hurdles-champion-pearson-splits-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Pearson Sally Pearson Sally Pearson Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Oct 2013 09:47:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5955875 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: In-form Pearson eyes title defence, Commonwealths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140306/athletics-form-pearson-eyes-title-defence-commonwealths <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sally Pearson has bounced back from injury, changed her coach and hit some timely form as she bids to defend her world indoor 60m hurdles title with one eye on the Commonwealth Games.</p> <p>Pearson has been one of the most enduring stars of track and field in recent years, claiming the world outdoor 100m hurdles title in 2011 in Daegu and going on to win Olympic gold in London a year later.</p> <p>The 27-year-old Australian had a relative blip last year, however, with an injury-plagued season during which she still managed to bag world silver in Moscow.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140306/athletics-form-pearson-eyes-title-defence-commonwealths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Hurdlers Sally Pearson Sally Pearson AFP Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:50:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6088526 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Pearson beats Breen for 100m title in Games trials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140405/athletics-pearson-beats-breen-100m-title-games-trials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Olympic champion Sally Pearson battled strong headwinds to win a 12th Australian athletics title at the national Commonwealth Games trials in Melbourne on Saturday.</p> <p>Pearson continued to reassert her supremacy over national 100m record holder Melissa Breen, but the 4.1m per second headwind ruled out the prospect of any fast times.</p> <p>Pearson won in 11.70secs, more than half a second outside her personal best, with Breen second in 11.90.</p> <p>"The last time I ran into a four-metre headwind was in 2004," Pearson said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140405/athletics-pearson-beats-breen-100m-title-games-trials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Sally Pearson Sally Pearson AFP Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:32:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6114132 at http://www.globalpost.com CGames: Pearson set to focus solely on hurdles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140723/cgames-pearson-set-focus-solely-hurdles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Olympic champion Sally Pearson said Wednesday she would likely focus solely on her favoured 100m hurdles and pass on the 100m and a possible attempt at a double gold at the Commonwealth Games.</p> <p>Pearson's form has been off-kilter this season because of injury, but the Australian said she had been buoyed by a third place in 12.79 seconds in London recently.</p> <p>"The preparation has probably been the best it can be," she said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140723/cgames-pearson-set-focus-solely-hurdles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Sally Pearson Sally Pearson Tiffany Porter AFP Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:30:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6213346 at http://www.globalpost.com CGames: Australia suspend head coach over Pearson comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140730/cgames-australia-suspend-head-coach-over-pearson-comments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Australian athletics federation on Wednesday suspended head coach Eric Hollingsworth for disparaging comments he made about the team's star hurdler Sally Pearson.</p> <p>Hollingsworth said in a bizarrely timed, outspoken statement that Pearson, the defending Olympic and Commonwealth champion, had been a bad example to younger athletes by not appearing at the team camp in Gateshead last week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140730/cgames-australia-suspend-head-coach-over-pearson-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Business Hollingsworth Labor Law Sally Pearson Sally Pearson AFP Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:00:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6219343 at http://www.globalpost.com