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Sally Pearson's face after winning the 100m hurdles gold says it all

Australian completes fairytale return by beating Harper Nelson and Dutkiewicz.

2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium Source: Jonathan Brady

2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium Source: Yui Mok

“OH MY GOD. Oh my god.”

That was Sally Pearson’s reaction — but her face said it all as, once again, she was crowned 100m hurdles champion of the world.

Pearson put a horrific run of injuries behind her and returned to the scene of her greatest triumph, London’s Olympic Stadium, to once again take the gold.

She ran 12.59 to beat America’s Dawn Harper Nelson (12.63 SB) and Pamela Dutkiewicz of Germany (12.72) into second and third.

The Australian, 30, was the world’s leading hurdler in 2011 and 2012, winning the world outdoor and indoor (60m) titles as well as the 2012 Olympic gold.

But a badly broken arm, and then a hamstring tear, ruined recent seasons and forced her to miss the 2015 world championships in Beijing, and prevented her from defending her Olympic title in Rio last summer.

2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium Source: Jonathan Brady

2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium Source: Adam Davy

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