Pearson runs strongly in Europe
Updated June 24, 2012
Australian athlete Sally Pearson continued her strong form in Europe on Sunday morning (AEST), winning both her 100m hurdles race and a 100m sprint for good measure.
Racing at a meeting in Nivelles in Belgium, Pearson led from the start in her hurdles race to win clearly from Belgian Anne Zagre and France's Cindy Billaud, in a time of 12.52 seconds.
The time was just 0.03 seconds outside her own world's best time of 12.49, which she has run twice this year - in Melbourne in March, and in Norway earlier this month.
Pearson also competed in a race over the flat 100m, defeating fellow Australian Olympic team member Melissa Breen and French runner Carima Louami in a time of 11.20 seconds, her season's best for the event.
Pearson is the reigning world champion in both the outdoor 100m hurdles and the indoor 60m hurdles events.
She remains unbeaten this season both in Australia and internationally, and is favoured to take the Olympic 100m hurdles title in London.
Her next run will be in the Diamond League meeting in Paris on July 6.