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Commonwealth Games: Sally Pearson set to withdraw from Gold Coast 2018

Commonwealth Games: Sally Pearson set to withdraw from Gold Coast 2018

The Olympic gold medallist and reigning world champion was one of the biggest stars coming into the games as she prepared to shoot for a third straight Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles gold medal.

Australia's golden girl of the track, Sally Pearson, is out of the Commonwealth Games due to an on-going Achilles injury.

Pearson, who won gold at the London Olympics, said she knew she would not compete for two days but had delayed the announcement to play a part in the opening ceremony at Carrara Stadium on Wednesday where she was last baton-bearer in the relay.

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The 31-year-old hurdler was battling a problem with her achilles in the lead-up to the Games. "Now there certainly were lots of tears flowing".

Pearson, a local resident, missed out on being selected to carry the Australian flag at the opening ceremony, but remains one of the team's most recognisable athletes. It's a matter of how much pain I can be out of when I race. I was double and triple checking it was the right decision (to withdraw).

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"It will be an issue all the way through", she said. Than a year ago she somehow managed one of the greatest comebacks in athletics history to win the World Championships in London.

Sally Pearson is set to announce her shock withdrawal from the Commonwealth Games a day after carrying the torch at the event's opening ceremony.

To watch the 2018 Commonwealth Games live and on the go, download the free 7CommGames app on iTunes or Android or to hear a wrap of last night's events check out the podcast here.

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