Tue, 14 Jan, 2020

Olympian Sally Pearson’s exciting announcement

Olympian Sally Pearson’s exciting announcement

Australian track hero Sally Pearson has announced that she is pregnant, ending speculation she would come out of retirement for this year’s Olympics in Tokyo.

The 33-year-old, who brought home a gold medal in the 100m hurdles at the London games in 2012, took to Instagram to share the happy news as she and her husband Kieran held up a pair of tiny shoes and a snap taken during an ultrasound.

“My husband Kieran and I are pleased to announce that we are expecting our first child,” wrote Pearson.

“To start the next chapter of our lives with such joy and love is more than we could’ve ever hoped for.

“We are looking forward to meeting our little one in July this year, just before the Tokyo Olympics start!! Gotta start them young.”

Pearson won gold medals at the 2011 and 2017 world championships before retiring from athletics last year as one of Australia’s most respected and decorated performers.

Due to a number of injuries, Pearson was forced to put her career on hold despite remaining hopeful that she’ll be fit enough to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.

“The Achilles flared up and that was it. It hit boiling point and because of last year and 2018 I wasn’t going through that pain again. That was too much to take,” said Pearson last year.

“At the end of the day, it was wearing me down as a person as well. I was unhappy and cranky all the time. I just wasn’t a nice person to be around.

“For me, (I hope) just to get my life back now and hopefully no more injuries.”