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General News Australia's former Olympic champion Sally Pearson calls it quits

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Sydney: World and former Olympic champion high hurdler Sally Pearson, Australia`s most successful track athlete of her generation, gave up on her bid for a swansong at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and retired on Tuesday.

The Queenslander, who won Olympic 100 metres hurdles gold at the 2012 London Games and the world title in 2011 and 2017, succumbed to the series of injuries that have blighted her career in recent years.

"I have prided myself on always being on the start line ready to win. I no longer believe I can achieve this," the 32-year-old said in a news release.

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