Pearson last in Diamond League race

Australia’s Sally Pearson poor form has continued.
Australia’s Sally Pearson poor form has continued. Martin Rickett

SALLY Pearson’s self-labelled “disgusting” form has not got much better ahead of the defence of her Olympic title.

The 2012 London Olympic gold medallist registered another 13-second-plus run in the same week in the 100m hurdles at the Diamond League event in Norway.

Pearson finished seventh in a time of 13.14sec at the event, beating only the disqualified Alina Talay, of Belarus, who false-started, and was 0.68sec behind the winner, Brianna Rollins of the United States.

It was Pearson’s third race on her return before the Rio Olympics, after a self-labelled “disgusting” 13.25sec in Birmingham on the weekend, then a 12.92sec time at a small event in Paris.

The 29-year-old spent a year on the sidelines after she dislocated and broke 12 bones in her wrist last June.

She is scheduled to run again next Thursday in a Diamond League meet in Stockholm.

Topics:  athletics diamond league hurdles rio2016 sally pearson

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