Sally Pearson World Champion 100mh 12.28 (Video)

>> September 03, 2011

Australia's Sally Pearson has becomes the champion of the world in the women's 100m hurdles. Sally, the 2008 Olympic silver medalist surged out of the blocks like a bullet, leaving the fields by huge margin even before the halfway and cross to the line with an outstanding time of 12.28s (+1.1), a new Australian record, new Oceania record and 4th fastest time of all-time. Her time makes the current lists of all-time performances a little bit shaky.

World record is held by Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria with 12.21s back in 1988. Donkova has three others sub-12.30s (12.24, 12.26 & 12.27), and a total of 13 sub-12.40s. Another Bulgarian Ginka Zagorcheva and Russian Ludmila Engquist tied at the second fastest time ever in a time of 12.26s.

Sally is coached by Sharon Hannan for more than 10 years now and they're based in Griffith University, Southport campus at Queensland - a small training track but well equipped with world-class facilities. Her best prior to the championships was 12.48s (24th all-time) set in Bruxellas, but she improved the time to 12.36s (+0.3) during the semifinals in Daegu. Earlier in the round one yesterday, she stopped the clock at 12.53s (-0.6) - the fastest time ever recorded in round one of world championships.

Two Americans Danielle Carruthers and Dawn Harper bagged silver and bronze respectively although both across the line with same time 12.47s.

Sally Pearson Profile
Full name: Sally Pearson (nee McLellan)
Born: 19 September 1986 / Sydney
Height: 1.66m
Coach: Sharon Hannan
Training base: Griffith university, Southport, QE, AUS
Personal bests:
100mh: 12.28s +1.1 Daegu(2nd best 12.36 +0.3, 3rd best 12.48s)
100m: 11.14s +1.7 Osaka
200m: 23.02s -0.4 Gold Coast, 22.62w
400m: 53.86s Gold Coast
150m: 16.86s Newcastle

Video of 100m Hurdles Final (Sally Pearson 12.28) - IAAF World Championships

Result (Wind +1.1)
1, Sally Pearson, AUS, 12.28 NR, WL
2, Danielle Carruthers, USA, 12.47 PB
3, Dawn Harper, USA, 12.47 PB
4, Tiffany Porter, GBR, 12.63
5, Tatyana Dektyareva, RUS, 12.82
6, Nikkita Holder, CAN, 12.93
7, Phylicia George, CAN, 17.97
8, Kellie Wells, USA, Dnf

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