International Athletics

Pearson splits with coach

2013-10-09 07:43
Sally Pearson (AFP)

Melbourne - Australian Olympic champion Sally Pearson announced on Wednesday she had split with her coach of 14 years, Sharon Hannan, saying the time was right to part ways.

"Sharon has made me into a champion but I feel that to move to another level I need to freshen up my approach to training, develop fresh ideas and incorporate new challenges into the way I do business," Pearson said.

"My competitors are always striving to make themselves better and I must do the same."

Pearson, who won gold at the 2012 London Games in the 100m hurdles, said in a statement that Hannan had been "an amazing coach" and she would continue to attribute her success to her.

Coach Hannan, under whom the 27-year-old Pearson won silver in the 100m hurdles at this year's world titles in Moscow after two serious hamstring injuries, said she was disappointed.

"But Sally and I discussed the options and she believes this is best for her," said Hannan in the same statement.

"We had some amazing performances. We have conquered the world and I wish her every success for the future."


Read more on:    athletics

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.