Pearson pulls out of Rio Games due to injury.
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Australia's Olympic sprint hurdles champion Sally Pearson said she was "gutted" after a hamstring tendon tear she picked up in training forced her to pull out of the Rio de Janeiro Games Wednesday.The 29-year-old, who won gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the London Olympics, had battled back after being sidelined for a year by a shattered wrist only to suffer the hamstring injury training at her base on the Gold Coast.The 2011 world champion, who also won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, missed the back end of the 2015 season as a result of the fall and only returned to racing in Europe early this month.Pearson, who is keen to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in her hometown on the Gold Coast, said the danger of going to Rio and aggravating the injury would have hampered that opportunity.
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