Pearson claims silver at IAAF World champs

SALLY Pearson has claimed silver in the 60m hurdles at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Poland.

The Helensvale hurdler finished just 0.05 seconds behind champion American Nia Ali (7.8sec) on Sunday.

Great Britain’s Tiffany Porter claimed bronze in 7.86.


Fox Sports reports, Pearson had been aiming to defend her crown in Poland, but admitted she fell short.

“I stuffed up out there tonight. I am disappointed with my performance,” the Olympic gold medallist said.

“I was in shape to win the gold, but I didn’t execute a good enough race to be the best out there this time around,” Pearson added.

“It wasn’t my night, but it was Nia’s and I have to congratulate her on a great performance.”

Pearson will now return home, where she is expected to compete in the short sprints at the Sydney Track Classic next Saturday, before a return to her preferred 100m hurdles at the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge the following week.