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By Frederick Marfo

Olympic and two-time world 100m hurdles champion [Sally Pearson] has finally announced that she’ll not be able to compete for Australia in the 21st Commonwealth Games due to an Achilles injury.

Pearson [31] has been battling with the injury since February and has been impacting on her ability to hurdle despite being able to do flat sprints.

The proud Gold Coast athlete has suffered lots of injuries after winning her second Commonwealth title in Glasgow in 2014 and was ruled out of the 2015 world championship.

She made a magnificent comeback in the world athletic championship in London last year, coasting a time a of 12.59m to win the women’s 100m hurdles gold.

Sally Pearson
Sally Pearson
“I am here to announce that I am pulling out of the Australian Commonwealth Games athletics team in the 100m hurdles and the 4x100m relay due to an Achilles issue that has been around for some time now and has flared up considerably in the last few days,” the gutted looking Sally Pearson told the press on Thursday.

The world champion nonetheless promised to offer his support to team Australia.

“Obviously, very disappointed but I am very happy to be here to support the Australian athletics team and the Australian team as well.”

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