Olympics 2012: Australia's Sally Pearson Prevails in the 100m Hurdles

Sally Pearson was the heavy favorite to win this event, but with her silver in Beijing, you never know what might happen. She had the fastest qualifying time coming in and extensive experience to boost her confidence. The US had three excellent contenders, two of which grabbed the silver and the bronze in just over 12 seconds. The revered gold, however, went to the deserving Pearson, who is the 2011 world champion in the event.

Kellie Wells was the only other hurdler to beat Pearson this season, but it was her teammate, Dawn Harper, who won silver. Wells was extremely pleased with her result, though, since she has no previous titles to her name and is virtually a newcomer on the rise. Her third place at the Olympic Games looks to be the beginning of an illustrious career.



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