Sally Pearson is an Australian athlete. She is the 2011 World champion and 2012 Olympic champion in the 100 metres hurdles. She also won a silver medal.Sally Pearson was born in Sydeny and moved to the Gold Coast when she was eight years old. It was there, while she was still in primary school, that her athletic talents were noticed by Sharon Hannan, who remains her coach to this day.
Sally started athletics seriously after moving to Queensland from Sydney, where she had participated successfully in swimming and gymnastics.Her idols include Catherine Freeman, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor and actress Julia Roberts.Sally changed her surname from McLellan to Pearson following her marriage to Kieran Pearson in early 2010.