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Sally Pearson blitzes heat; Women's 4x 400m well back in 6th & 200m Heat RESULTS

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Sally Pearson of Australia in action during the women's 100 metres hurdles heats in Daegu. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Source: Getty Images

Sally Pearson powers through 100m hurdles heats in Daegu

Scott Gullan
From: News Limited newspapers
September 02, 2011 12:00PM

SALLY Pearson has sent a clear statement to her 100m hurdles rivals after a devastating heat victory to start her gold medal campaign at the athletics world championships.

The Australian produced a stunning performance, winning in 12.53sec - just .05sec outside her personal best time - to let everyone know why she is the gold medal favourite at these championships.

"It's not a bad start at all, I'm very happy with that," Pearson said.

"I just wanted to go out there and not take any risks, stay relaxed and focussed on what I had to do and my body wanted to run that fast so I let it.

"It's not that surprising because I am in shape. I'm satisfied I'm through, I've got to do two more rounds now and I have to stay focused on that."

After spending three weeks climbing the walls at the athletes village, the 24-year-old Gold Coast hurdler was on her game from the gun and put space on the field before the halfway mark.

Her fluency and power over the hurdles stood out and showed why she has been the dominant athlete this season, going through undefeated in the Diamond League series.

By contrast, Pearson's main danger, American Kellie Wells, was less than spectacular in winning the opening heat in 12.73sec.

Olympic champion Dawn Harper won her heat in 12.89sec with fellow American Danielle Carruthers (12.79sec) and Britain's Tiffany Porter (12.84sec) the other heat winners.

The semi-finals and final of the 100m hurdles are on tomorrow night.

Meanwhile, unheralded Queensland triple jumper Henry Frayne has qualified for the world championships final.

The 21-year-old, who is a training partner of long jump star Mitchell Watt, was making his major championships debut in Daegu and produced a 16.83m leap to sneak in as the 11th ranked jumper for Sunday’s final.

Frayne was a late selection into the team, with his previous best performance a fifth placing at the 2008 world junior championships.

Women's 100m Hurdles Heat 2
Wind: -0.6m/s
1 Sally PEARSON AUS 12.53 Q
2 Derval O'ROURKE IRL 13.07 Q
3 Brigitte MERLANO COL 13.23 Q
4 Beate SCHROTT AUT 13.25 Q
5 Marina TOMIC SLO 13.36
6 Lavonne IDLETTE DOM 13.39
7 Hye-lim JUNG KOR 13.39

Last edited by youngy on Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:42 pm; edited 4 times in total

"Let's Go While We're Young"

2 Women's 4 x 400m on Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:54 pm


Women's 4 x 400m
First 2 of each heat (Q) plus 2 fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1

1 UNITED STATES 03:23.57 Q
949 Natasha HASTINGS; 920 Jessica BEARD; 959 Francena MCCORORY; 916 Keshia BAKER

2 UKRAINE 03:24.13 Q SB
892 Nataliya PYHYDA; 912 Olha ZAVHORODNYA; 909 Hanna YAROSHCHUK; 910 Antonina YEFREMOVA

3 BELARUS 03:24.28 q SB
157 Hanna TASHPULATAVA; 161 Yulyana YUSHCHANKA; 158 Ilona USOVICH; 159 Sviatlana USOVICH

4 GERMANY 03:27.31 SB
429 Janin LINDENBERG; 415 Esther CREMER; 438 Lena SCHMIDT; 422 Claudia HOFFMANN

5 FRANCE 03:28.02 SB
359 Phara ANACHARSIS; 368 Muriel HURTIS; 365 Marie GAYOT; 367 Floria GUEI

6 AUSTRALIA 03:32.27 SB
122 Caitlin SARGENT; 127 Caitlin WILLIS-PINCOTT; 109 Lauren BODEN; 120 Anneliese RUBIE


Heat 2
1 RUSSIA 03:20.94 Q WL
788 Kseniya VDOVINA; 789 Ksenia ZADORINA; 771 Lyudmila LITVINOVA; 768 Antonina KRIVOSHAPKA

2 NIGERIA 03:25.59 Q SB
680 Omolara OMOTOSHO; 678 Muizat Ajoke ODUMOSU; 677 Margaret ETIM; 674 Bukola ABOGUNLOKO

3 CZECH REPUBLIC 03:26.01 q SB
300 Denisa ROSOLOVÁ; 292 Zuzana BERGROVÁ; 291 Jitka BARTONICKOVÁ; 294 Zuzana HEJNOVÁ

4 CUBA 03:26.74 SB
283 Aymeé MARTÍNEZ; 286 Diosmely PEÑA; 279 Susana A. CLEMENT; 275 Daisurami BONNE

5 CANADA 03:27.92 SB
209 Adrienne POWER; 197 Esther AKINSULIE; 207 Jenna MARTIN; 198 Lemlem BEREKET

6 BRAZIL 03:32.43
166 Geisa Aparecida COUTINHO; 170 Bárbara DE OLIVEIRA; 179 Joelma SOUSA; 168 Jailma DE LIMA

Heat 3
1 JAMAICA 03:22.01 Q SB
529 Rosemarie WHYTE; 520 Shereefa LLOYD; 515 Patricia HALL; 521 Davita PRENDERGAST

2 GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 03:23.05 Q SB
397 Christine OHURUOGU; 407 Nicola SANDERS; 395 Lee MCCONNELL; 409 Perri SHAKES-DRAYTON

3 ITALY 03:26.48 SB
493 Chiara BAZZONI; 507 Maria Enrica SPACCA; 500 Libania GRENOT; 503 Marta MILANI

4 IRELAND 03:27.48 NR
474 Marian ANDREWS-HEFFERNAN; 479 Joanne CUDDIHY; 476 Claire BERGIN; 478 Michelle CAREY

5 TURKEY 03:32.15
860 Nagihan KARADERE; 869 Birsen ENGIN; 865 Meliz REDIF; 866 Pinar SAKA

6 PR OF CHINA 03:32.39 SB
219 Yanmei CHEN; 238 Xiaoyin TANG; 248 Zhihui ZHENG; 217 Jingwen CHEN

7 KOREA 03:43.22 SB
619 Yu-jin WOO; 609 Ha-Nee LEE; 615 Seongmyun PARK; 613 Se-Ra OH

"Let's Go While We're Young"


Men's 200m Heats

First 3 of each heat (Q) plus 3 fastest times (q) qualified

Heat 1
Wind: -0.7 m/s
1 Rondel SORRILLO TRI 20.68 Q
2 Mario FORSYTHE JAM 20.68 Q
3 Michael HERRERA CUB 20.76 Q
4 Daniel GRUESO COL 20.87
5 Marek NIIT EST 20.90
6 Nilson ANDRÈ BRA 20.93
7 Arnaldo ABRANTES POR 21.1
8 Holder DA SILVA GBS 21.82 SB

Heat 2
Wind: -0.3 m/s
1 Usain BOLT JAM 20.30 Q
2 Michael MATHIEU BAH 20.46 Q
3 Pavel MASLÁK CZE 20.63 Q PB
4 Christian MALCOLM GBR 20.66 q
5 Churandy MARTINA NED 20.70 q
6 Bryan BARNETT CAN 20.75
7 Emmanuel CALLENDER TRI 20.97

Heat 3
Wind: -1.1 m/s
1 Jaysuma SAIDY NDURE NOR 20.65 Q
2 Darvis PATTON USA 20.80 Q
3 Jonathan ÅSTRAND FIN 20.87 Q
4 Paul HESSION IRL 21.02
5 Brijesh LAWRENCE SKN 21.16
6 Rolando PALACIOS HON 21.22
7 Yuichi KOBAYASHI JPN 21.27
8 Khalilur RAHMAN BAN 23.53

Heat 4
Wind: -1.1 m/s
1 Christophe LEMAITRE FRA 20.51 Q
2 Shinji TAKAHIRA JPN 20.87 Q
3 Mosito LEHATA LES 21.03 Q
4 Marvin ANDERSON JAM 21.09
5 Lebogang MOENG RSA 21.09
6 Alex WILSON SUI 21.25
7 Leeroy HENRIETTE SEY 21.83

Heat 5
Wind: -0.8 m/s
1 Nickel ASHMEADE JAM 20.47 Q
2 Sandro VIANA BRA 20.62 Q
3 Hitoshi SAITO JPN 20.80 Q
4 James ELLINGTON GBR 20.82
5 Jeremy DODSON USA 20.92
6 Gabriel MVUMVURE ZIM 21.11
7 Calvin DASCENT ISV 21.15

Heat 6
Wind: +0.4 m/s
1 Alonso EDWARD PAN 20.55 Q
2 Bruno DE BARROS BRA 20.63 Q
3 Reto SCHENKEL SUI 20.77 Q
5 Ben Youssef MEITÉ CIV 20.97
6 Thuso MPUANG RSA 21.07
7 Omar Jouma Bilal AL-SALFA UAE 21.45
8 Luka RAKIC MNE 22.73

Heat 7
Wind: -0.7 m/s
1 Rondel SORRILLO TRI 20.68 Q
2 Mario FORSYTHE JAM 20.68 Q
3 Michael HERRERA CUB 20.76 Q
4 Daniel GRUESO COL 20.87
5 Marek NIIT EST 20.90
6 Nilson ANDRÈ BRA 20.93
7 Arnaldo ABRANTES POR 21.1
8 Holder DA SILVA GBS 21.82 SB

"Let's Go While We're Young"


Whoever started for us in the Women's 4x400 had a reaction time out of the blocks of 0.408 secs. That's an easy 0.2s improvement for zero extra effort.


Watching the final leg struggling home 4 seconds behind second last in the first heat of the women's 4 x 400m relay, proves the inclusion of this team in the World Champs is an embarrassment to the selectors and an insult to all of the Australian athletes who had B qualifiers and won a national title.

The women's 4 x 400m team was always going to be the least competitive of any event where Australia would be represented.

Once they chose an uncompetitive 4 x 400m team they may as well have opened the door for Zoe Buckman (1500m), Aaron Rouge-Serrett (100m), Steve Solomon (400m), Tamsyn Manou (800m), Brendan Cole (400m Hurdles) and a host of others. They would all have faired much better in their respective events.

The selectors have egg on their face for not being consistent.

"Let's Go While We're Young"


Couldn't agree more. But Eric Hollingsworth is a controlling, bitter, vindictive man and noone at AA is willing to stand up to him.


Suuuure. Craig Mottram with all his experience looked like an amateur. Those athletes you mentioned I bet wouldn't have performed to the great level you think. It's probably about development. Do all athletics fans do with their time is whine?


Well? Won't know will we. Frayne did well, others could have too. They werent given a chance. Why are some athletes getting in the team on B qualifiers and others not? fair question.

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