Your Wednesday morning Olympic Fix
Wed August 8, 2012 10:56am
IT WAS Aussie Ladies Day in London with Anna Meares and Sally Pearson winning gold - it's all in your Olympic Fix.
Pearson's Olympic dream becomes reality SALLY Pearson has realised her dream and won Olympic gold in the 100m hurdles.
Pearson survived a late challenge on the line from American Dawn Harper to win by just two hundredths of a second in a new Olympic record of 12.35secs.
Personal best times for Harper and fellow American and bronze medallist Kellie Wells were not enough to unseat the Aussie, who endured an agonising few moments as officials checked to ensure she had won before posting the result on the scoreboard.
After seeing the result, Pearson slumped to the track in elation and began screaming as her achievement hit home. Golden tears from Meares
ANNA Meares has won Australia's first track cycling gold medal of the London Games on the final night of competition, winning a dramatic sprint final against her nemesis Victoria Pendleton.
Meares, who failed to win gold in Beijing four years ago after coming back from a broken neck, routed Pendleton in the final 2-0.
She won the first race by default after Pendleton, who crossed the line 1/1000th of a second faster than Meares, was relegated for crossing out of the red sprint lane.
She completed the victory by outfoxing the home favourite in the second race, riding high on the track and forcing Pendleton to take over the lead. That allowed the Aussie, who clearly believed she had superior speed, to launch off Pendleton's back wheel and cruise to the line, winning by more than a bike length. Mitchell floored after coming fifth THE tiniest landing error almost invisible to the naked eye was the difference for Australian gymnast Lauren Mitchell between fifth place and a historic Olympic medal. The 2010 floor world champion finished just 0.067 points behind third-placed competitors Russian Aliya Mustafina and Italian Vanessa Ferrari in the women's floor final.