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Friday, July 11, 2014

LONDON - Sally Pearson's Commonwealth Games credentials will get the ideal workout when she tests her troublesome hamstring at the Diamond League meet in Games host city Glasgow at the weekend.

Olympic champion Pearson, the shining star of Australia's track and field team, has been carefully managing her recovery from a hamstring injury pulling out of two recent major European meetings to avoid any undue risks.

In her 100m hurdles comeback race in Belgium a fortnight ago Pearson ran a sluggish 13.19 - well down on her usual standards before shaving 0.3 seconds off that time the following weekend in Paris by running 12.89.

She will face a stern challenge on Saturday from Englishwoman Tiffany Porter, who ran 12.72 in Paris.

She then has one final chance to test herself in competition prior to the Games start on July 23 when she competes in Lucerne, Switzerland on July 15.

Pearson is currently still expected to chase the double of 100m hurdles and 100m flat at the Glasgow Games as she did in Delhi.

"I know I have that competitive drive still in me ... to become a better athlete, a faster athlete and become Commonwealth Games champion."








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