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Australia's Sally Pearson withdraws from Gold Coast 2018

April 05,2018  

Australia Sally Pearson withdraws from Gold Coast 2018
Sally Pearson, Australia's face of the Commonwealth Games, has withdrawn from Gold Coast 2018 because of injury.........

GOLD COAST: Sally Pearson, Australia's face of the Commonwealth Games, has withdrawn from Gold Coast 2018 because of injury.

The 31-year-old 100m hurdler, regarded as one of the hosts' gold-medal prospects, had been struggling with an Achilles problem.

Announcing her withdrawal, Pearson said she was "gutted, absolutely gutted, tears flowing, almost like grief with a numbness phase and a crying phase".

She added: "Not being able to run for Australia is gut-wrenching."

The Gold Coast native featured in the Games' opening ceremony on Wednesday.