Sally Pearson Biography

Published on : 30 November, 2015

Facts of Sally Pearson

Birth Name Sally Pearson
Famous Name Sally Pearson
Mother Anne McLellan
Nationality Australian
Ethnicity White
Birth Place/City Paddington
Net Worth N/A
Weight in KG 60kg
Affair with Kieran Pearson
Boyfriend Kieran Pearson
Married Yes
Married to Kieran Pearson (m. 2010)
Divorce N/A
Date of Birth: 1986 September 19
Age: 30 years old
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Birth Sign:: virgo

Sally Pearson born on 19th September 1986 is the world champion woman athlete. The 2011 World champion Sally moved to Gold Coast, Queensland at the age of eight from Sydney, her birth place.

Sally was good athlete from her childhood and Sharon Hannan was the person to coach Sally recognizing her athlete talent when she was just a primary level student. And Mr. Sharon coached her until 2013. 2001 was the first time when she made a recommendable achievement at age of 14 by winning the 100m and 90m Australian hurdles title. 2002 was an unlucky year foe Pearson because of her injury, but she made very good comeback in 2003 World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Canada by winning the gold medal in 100m hurdles. She also took part in open level 2003 World Championship in Paris, France representing Australia in 4×100m relay team just at age of 16. In 2004 she made to win a bronze in 100m World Junior Championship, and also showed good performance in 100m hurdles in same competition finishing fourth. Pearson appeared in Commonwealth Games at 2006(Melbourne) but she paid off the chance of medal after she fell to the ground after tripping over a hurdle. 2007 was also not fruitful to Pearson as she only could pave her road only to semi-final at World Championships at Osaka. In 2008 she made her mind to only focus on 100m hurdles and that came to be jackpot as she finished her race in second position. Lolo Jones was unlucky as the photo finish was made to decide minor medals. 2009 is the year when Pearson was on full form. She not only won the five out of seven matches she also broke Australian record in 100m hurdles at Herculis in July. She was 0.03s faster than the area record of her own on same track a year earlier finishing the race on 12.50s. But 2009 was not that lucky enough for her to win World Championship in Berlin and back spasms was what hampered her form.  In 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi she took part in 100m sprint as well as 100m hurdles but in final of 100m sprint she recorded false start, still was allowed to run in restart and she crossed the finish line first with time of 11.28s. But Pearson was declared disqualified after the protest lodged after the race. She made a great comeback three nights later with gold in 100m hurdles final finishing race in 12.67s. She also was included in Australian team for women’s 4×400m Relay and her team finished fifth in the race. She also made a record breaking win on national games winning three national titles at same event (100m, 200m and 100m hurdles). With the win she became first Australian woman to do so since Pam Kilborn had done in 1986. At 2011 World Championship in South Korea Pearson Won gold medal in 100m hurdles finishing the race in 12.28s, the fourth fastest time in history and beat own Oceanian area record and Australian national record. 2012 London Olympic game also was in favor of Pearson. She won 32 races out of 34. Pearson grabbed the gold medal with new Olympic record of 12.35s (Wind (m/s):-0.2) letting Americans Dawn Harper (12.37) and Kellie Wells (12.38) behind. Pearson had to stay out of pitch for rest of 2015 as she fell over a hurdle to suffer “bone explosion” on her forearm.

Anne, the single mother of Pearson raised her and supports her daughter’s athletic career. Pearson was engaged with Kieran Pearson in 2008. They were in relation since their senior year at Helensvale State high School on Gold Coast. They got married in April 2010 on Gold Coast and went Los Angeles and Hawaii for honeymoon.

The best woman athlete of her time Pearson was awarded with Female Athlete of The Year in November 2011 by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). She received prize money of A$ 98,800 ($US100, 000) with award and she is first woman to win this title from Australia Pearson was also honored with name of 2014’s most inspirational Australian athlete in October 2014. Pearson has very good body measurement which fits for athlete she has height of 167cm (5ft 5.5inch) and has weight of 60kg (130 lb). 

 


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