Sally Pearson

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Full Name Sally Pearson
Age 34 Years Old
Nick Name Sally Pearson
Gender Female
Famous As Athlete
Birth Date September 19th, 1986
Birth Place Paddington,Sydney

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Sally Pearson is a retired Australian athlete. She is the 2011 and 2017 World champion and 2012 Olympic champion in the 100 meters hurdles. She also won a silver medal in the 100 m hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2013 World Championships.

'I'm relieved there'll be no more injuries': Pearson says goodbye

Sally Pearson knew she could have pushed through the physical pain of her latest injury, but didn't have the appetite for the mental anguish of fighting her body for a chance at one more Olympics. Fiercely mentally strong, she also knew her body was telling her something. Her Achilles heel ended up literally being the Achilles heel to her career, a recurrence of the leg injury finally ending the race of one of Australia's greatest athletes, if not the greatest we have seen. Olympic gold and silver medallist, two-time world champion, world silver medallist, IAAF female athlete of the year, world indoor gold medallist, two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, the 100-meter hurdler won everything. The injury was her sixth this year. It meant she would certainly have missed the World Championships next month in Doha, where she was to return as the reigning world champion. It also meant she would have been fighting for the next year to be fit for the Tokyo Olympics.

"There's only so many times you can get beaten up by your body. Physically I could have got through it, but mentally getting through that again, I couldn't take it anymore, I was fed up. Sometimes your body tells you it's time," she told The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

Famous For

  • One of the best Athletes.
  • 2011 and 2017 World Champion and 2012 Olympic Champion in the 100 Meters Hurdles.

Early life of Sally Pearson

Sally Pearson was born on 19 September 1986 in Paddington, Sydney. She holds Australian nationality and her birth sign is Virgo. She was raised by her mother Anne McLellan who worked two jobs to support her daughter's athletic career. There is no information about her father but she told that she knows her father but doesn't want to call him father as she takes her mother as a family. She moved to Birdsville, Queensland when she was eight years old, before eventually settling on the Gold Coast. She was still in primary school where her athletic talents were noticed by Sharon Hannan, who coached her until 2013. Regarding her education, she attended Helensvale State High School on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Body Measurements of Sally Pearson

How tall is Sally Pearson?

The Retired Athlete Sally Pearson stands 5ft 6in tall and a weight of 60kg with a beautiful charming smile and an athletic physique.

Career of Sally Pearson

  • Pearson started her career in 2001 at the age of only 14 where she won the Australian Youth 100 m and 90 m hurdles titles.
  • In 2002, she made her international debut at the 2003 World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Canada and won gold in the 100 m hurdles.
  • She represented Australia at an open level at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, France at her age of 16.
  • In 2004, she won a bronze in the 100 m at the World Junior Championships.
  • At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Pearson tripped over a hurdle and fell to the ground during the 100 m hurdles final, costing her the chance of a medal.
  • In 2007, she continued to pursue both the 100 m and the 100 m hurdles, making the semi-final of each event at the World Championships in Osaka, Japan.
  • In 2008, Olympic Games, she shifted her focus solely to the 100 m hurdles and won a silver medal in the dramatic finale.
  • At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, Pearson competed in the 100 m sprint in addition to the 100m hurdles, she recorded a false start and was disqualified.
  • At the beginning of the next season, she won the 100 m, 200 m and 100 m hurdles to become the first Australian woman to win three national titles.
  • At the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Pearson ran a 100m hurdles time of 12.28s (+1.1), the fourth-fastest time in history.
  • In the 2012 London Olympics, Pearson won gold with a new Olympic record time of 12.35s for the 100m hurdles.
  • At the Golden Gala, Pearson fell over a hurdle badly and suffered a "bone explosion" of her left forearm. The traumatic injury ruined the remainder of her 2015 season.
  • Pearson won the gold medal in the 100 meters hurdles at the 2017 World Championships in London with a time of 12.59.
  • On August 5, 2019, Sally announced her retirement to avoid continuing injuries stating that she did not believe that she would be ready for the 2020 Olympic Games.

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  • She was won many awards including Female Athlete of the Year and Sport Australia Hall of Fame The Don Award.

Personal life of Sally Pearson

Who is Sally Pearson married to?

Sally Pearson is married to her high school boyfriend Kieran Pearson in April 2010. They were a couple since their senior year at Helensvale State High School on Queensland's Gold Coast. 

Birthday of Sally Pearson

Athlete Sally Pearson celebrates her birthday on the 19th of September with her friends and family. Currently, she is 32 years old.

Net worth of Sally Pearson

As of 2019, The Net worth of Sally Pearson is $1.9 Million. Her endorsement deals and her athletic career win including money prizes are the main sources of her wealth.