Sally Pearson roars back to win world 100m hurdles gold

Sally Pearson en route to securing a berth in the women s 100m hurdles in London

Sally Pearson en route to securing a berth in the women s 100m hurdles in London

The 2012 Olympic champion won her second world title in 12.59 seconds ahead of American Dawn Harper Nelson (12.63) and Bermany's Pamela Dutkiewicz (12.72).

"It's been a long journey back from injury, but to get this moment and go and celebrate in front of my family is unreal", said Pearson, who feared when she suffered a bone explosion in her wrist in 2015 that she might have to have her hand amputated.

Harrison set the world record of 12.20 at the London Stadium previous year, but only after missing out on the United States team for Rio, and suffered more disappointment here as she clipped hurdle after hurdle to come home fourth in 12.74.

Australia's Sally Pearson completed one of the great sporting comebacks when she overcame two years of injury agony to win the world 100 metres hurdles title at the age of 30 on Saturday.

Harrison - who was the 1/6 on favourite for the title and had not been beaten in a race since the US Olympic trials a year ago - at least made it unlike Jamaica's defending champion Danielle Williams who flopped to finish fifth in her semi.

Edris celebrated his victory with Farah's iconic "Mo-bot" celebration, while the silver medallist's astonishing career accomplishments were recognised by a rapturous ovation from the adoring crowd.

"That was bloody hard", she said after the race.

"At the end, I could see Sally had won and I thought 'it's me and Sally again (like in Beijing in 2008)'".

Harrison had blasted out of the blocks but faded as Pearson arrived on her shoulder and the Australian hurdled to a famous victory.

"From the first day I started training (in August 2016) I knew it was possible, I knew I could get here", she said.

"I've worked so hard, I don't know what has just happened out there".

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