Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman Peter Beattie AC and CEO Mark Peters are saddened to hear the news of Sally Pearson OAM not being able to compete at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) due to injury.
Beattie said the champion hurdler, who has won Olympic, world and Commonwealth titles, has been a member of the GC2018 family since winning the bid in 2011 and has played an important role as an Official Ambassador promoting the Games and her home town.
“Sally’s presence on the track will be missed, but we know she will be supporting the Australian team from the stands.”
Peters said along with all Australians and sports fans around the world we are gutted Sally won’t be competing for three straight Commonwealth Games gold medals at Carrara Stadium.
“A proud Gold Coaster, Sally has been on the Games journey since the start and will continue to be a key advocate for these Games over the next two weeks. We thank Sally for her contribution to GC2018 over the last seven years.
“The timing of the injury is unfortunate and we wish Sally all the best in her recovery as she looks forward to her next challenge.”