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Athletics: Australian Sally Pearson retires at age 32
Australian Sally Pearson celebrates her gold medal at the 100 meter hurdles at the London Olympics on August 7, 2012. Sergey Ponomarev / AP

Australian Sally Pearson, 2012 Olympic champion and 2011 and 2017 world champion in the 100 meter hurdles, has announced her retirement, at only 32, less than a year before the Tokyo Olympics, due to injuries To repetition.

"I'm here to let you know that I've decided to retire from my sport, athleticism.", wrote Pearson on his Instagram account, Monday August 5.

"My body decided it was time to give up and move in a new direction, she explained. I've been proud to have always been on the starting line to win. I do not think I can do it anymore. AT"

Many injuries

Earlier in July, Pearson suffered a hamstring injury when she was barely recovering from a fourteen-month unavailability for a tendon injury. Achilles. His first comeback, in April, had been aborted due to a  "overheating », according to his expression, in the heat of Sydney.

Pearson's career has been marked by numerous injuries, such as a fractured wrist in 2015, when he crashed in Rome, which prevented him from to participate two weeks later in the World Championships in Beijing.

His chances at the Rio Olympics in 2016 were then wiped out by a hamstring injury.

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