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Pearson confirmed for Stockholm - Samsung Diamond League

Another 12.49 for Sally Pearson in Oslo (Mark Shearman)Another 12.49 for Sally Pearson in Oslo (Mark Shearman) © Copyright
Australian Sally Pearson, currently the world leader in the 100m Hurdles, will begin her post-Olympic competitive tour at the DN Galan in Stockholm, the tenth stop on the Samsung Diamond League circuit.

Last year the 25-year-old Australian was named the World Female Athlete of the Year after producing a phenomenal season capped by her sensational 12.28 victory at the World Championships in Daegu, the fastest time in the world in nearly two decades. Pearson is currently the fastest in the world in 2012 having twice clocked 12.49 this season - most recently at the Samsung Diamond League fixture in Oslo.

The Stockholm Stadium record is 12.42, set by Gail Devers in 2002.

The Australian star is looking forward to competing at DN Galan.

"The 2010 Diamond League win in Stockholm was special and I look forward to get back again after the Olympics," Pearson said. "I love the Stockholm Stadium after my 3 visits in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and want to come back and run fast and take home a diamond for a new stadium record."

The Stockholm Stadium record is 12.42, set by Gail Devers in 2002.

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