Pearson wins 100 hurdles in championship record

Last Updated: Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 19:36

Daegu: Sally Pearson ran the fastest 100-meter hurdles race in almost two decades Saturday to win gold at the world championships, a stunning performance by the Australian in a night of upsets at the world championships.

In the high jump, Anna Chicherova of Russia beat two-time defending champion Blanka Vlasic of Croatia and Matthias De Zordo of Germany upset favorite Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway to win the men`s javelin.

Pearson`s time of 12.28 seconds was the fastest time since 1992 and moved her up to fourth in the list of performers behind the 12.21 of world-record holder Yordanka Donkova.

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First Published: Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 19:36

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