Sally track­ing for world medal

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

SALLY Pear­son be­lieves win­ning a medal at next week’s Lon­don world cham­pi­onships would go down as one of her great­est achieve­ments.

The 2012 Olympic hur­dles cham­pion is re­turn­ing to the scene of her ca­reer high­light with re­newed ex­cite­ment af­ter fight­ing her way back from two years of in­jury prob­lems.

Pear­son, 30, hasn’t com­peted at a ma­jor cham­pi­onships since she won the 100m hur­dles gold medal at the 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games in Glas­gow.

But af­ter an im­pres­sive re­turn to the in­ter­na­tional scene – her sea­son’s best 12.48sec makes her the third fastest in the world this year – has the 2011 world cham­pion right back in the mix.

“I would love, deep down, I would love a medal. I re­ally would love a medal … any colour,” she said.

Aussie hur­dler Sally Pear­son.

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