Melbourne - Olympic 100-metre hurdles
champion Sally Pearson will make her return to the track at a Diamond League
meet in Birmingham, England on June 5, just over a year after sustaining a
serious wrist injury during a race in Rome last year.
The 29-year-old Australian, who won gold at
London in 2012, has also been affected by an Achilles tendon injury in the
lead-up to the Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in August.
Pearson broke two bones, including her left
wrist, in the fall during the Rome Diamond League meet last June 4.
Athletics Australia said in a statement
on Wednesday that Pearson will remain overseas for other competitions in June
before returning to her Gold Coast base in Queensland, Australia for training
ahead of races on the international circuit in July.