Sport Sally Pearson bounces back to win 100m hurdles in London

23:10  12 august  2017
23:10  12 august  2017 Source:   pressassociation.com

Usain Bolt through his 100m heat in London in a time of 10.07

  Usain Bolt through his 100m heat in London in a time of 10.07 Usain Bolt moved a step closer to a golden goodbye as he cruised through the 100 metres heats at the World Championships in London. Back at the stadium where the Jamaican declared himself a "living legend" after retaining his 100m and 200m titles at the 2012 Olympics, the 30-year-old recovered from an awful start to win his heat in 10.07 seconds.Bolt, who is bringing the curtain down on his glittering career at these championships, was met with the customary huge cheers whenever he appeared on the big screen.

Australia's Sally Pearson bounced back from two years of i.njury hell to reclaim the 100 metres hurdles world title in London . Back at the stadium where she landed Olympic gold in 2012, Pearson shocked her American challengers, including world record holder Kendra Harrison, to take

Full coverage of the final in the women's 100 m hurdles event as Australia's Sally Pearson wins the gold medal with the USA's Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells

Sally Pearson reacts after winning the 100m hurdles final: 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium

Australia's Sally Pearson bounced back from two years of injury hell to reclaim the 100 metres hurdles world title in London.

Back at the stadium where she landed Olympic gold in 2012, Pearson shocked her American challengers, including world record holder Kendra Harrison, to take victory in 12.59 seconds.

The 30-year-old, world champion in 2011, missed last year's Rio Olympics with a hamstring injury and the previous season suffered such a serious broken arm in a fall in a race in Rome she feared she might have to have the lower limb amputated. Doctors described the injury as a "bone explosion".

But back in London, and back fit and firing, Pearson flew out of the blocks and held off Dawn Harper-Nelson to take the title.

The American was second in 12.63secs, with Germany's Pamela Dutkiewcz claiming bronze in 12.72s.

Harrison set the world record of 12.20 at the London Stadium last year, but only after missing out on the United States team for Rio, and suffered more disappointment here as she clipped hurdle after hurdle to come home fourth in 12.74.

"That was just incredible," said Pearson. "It's crazy."

Day nine at London 2017 .
Usain Bolt's career dramatically ended in sorry style after the Jamaican sprint king pulled up injured on the final leg of the men's 4x100m relay final - his last race before retirement - on day nine of the World Championships in London. Great Britain claimed the relay title just minutes after the women's squad took silver while Sir Mo Farah could only finish second in his final global track race before switching to the road.

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