Australian hurdling champion Sally Pearson has been ruled out of the Rio Olympics after tearing her hamstring today.
The incident happened while she was participating in a sprint training session on the Gold Coast.
The Olympic gold medalist is apparently devastated that she won’t be attending her third Olympic Games.
The 29-year-old made her way back to fitness after rehabilitation for an achilles concern and wrist injury. Pearson broke 12 bones in her wrist when she fell at a Diamond League meeting in Rome last year.
Pearson will now take time out from the sport and will look to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
The Rio Olympics begin on August 5. – Jesse Mullens
Photo of the Track and Field Australian team from Sally Pearson’s personal Twitter feed.