Sally Pearson's defence of her world indoor 60m hurdles title has been thwarted by a personal best performance of USA's Nia Ali.
Marathon legend Robert de Castella has criticised the Australian Olympic Committee's medal obsession, dismissing it as a ''cop-out'' that unfairly disadvantages athletes such as Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen in the ''tough'' events.
Josh Ross was a mix of excitement, anticipation and maybe even a touch of panic as he raced back to the gymnasium office he lived in at 5.30pm on July 1, 2013.
The first ISTAF Indoor meeting in Berlin’s 02 World Arena saw Australian hurdler Sally Pearson in scorching form on Saturday night.
“I was lying there completely disorientated, lightly inhaling, I squirmed a little, tubes were coming out of all different places. I couldn’t move a finger, feeling nauseous and weak, my head was in agonising pain, as if about to explode. I still can’t begin to describe the pain I was in.’’
A touch of hamstring soreness kept Sally Pearson out of a second flat sprint clash with Melissa Breen, but nothing was going to stop the Olympic champion putting down a marker in her flagship hurdles event at the Perth Track Classic on Saturday.