The AIT International Grand Prix has announced that Sally Pearson will be making here why to Westmeath to compete at this year’s event.
Sally is one of Australia’s greatest Olympians and one of the fastest 100m hurdlers in history and this February 15th she is competing at the national athletics event, which was ranked as the 14th best indoor meet in the World.
In 2012 at the London Olympics she became just the 10th female Australian track athlete to win a gold medal, smashing the Olympic record in the process.
It was only a year previous in Daegu, South Korea, the Gold Coast hurdler confirmed her greatness by clocking the incredible time of 12.28sec just .07sec outside the world record to claim victory. She was subsequently named the IAAF Female Athlete of the Year.
Sally’s potential was noticed by her former now former coach at a Little Athletics carnival in Townsville when she was 12. Her breakthrough performance as a junior came at the 2001 Australian championships when at the age of just 14 she won the U/20 100m in a personal best time of 11.91sec.
The 2016 Olympics was meant to see the Australian defend her Olympic crown but sadly for her she pulled her hamstring in training two months before Rio which forced her out of the games.
Sally has achieved so much in the sport and in 2014 she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her contribution to sport as a Gold Medalist at the London Olympic Games, this is a huge honour for any Australian to receive. She is a woman on a mission to show she is still number one so expect a high class performance when she comes.
The AIT International Grand Prix takes place on Wednesday 15th February with doors open at 6.00pm.
AIT International Grand Prix 2017
Event Date: Wednesday the 15th of February 2017
Doors Open: 6pm Event Start: 6.30pm
Tickets Online: www.aitsport.ie