Pearson wins award

Sally Pearson has been named Sports Woman of the Year at the I Support Women In Sports Awards in Sydney on Monday night.

The Olympic champion hurdler beat snowboarder Torah Bright, mountain biker Caroline Buchanan, swimmer Cate Campbell, gymnast Lauren Mitchell and swimmer and paralympian Jessica Gallagher to take out top prize.

The Sportswoman of the Year award was handed to Pearson by 2013 winner surfer Sally Gibbons.

“I’m incredibly grateful and honoured to be collecting this award,” Pearson said. “I want to thank Women’s Health and editor Felicity Harley for doing an amazing job for women. Take no shortcuts. Always train like you’re number two so you can get to number one.”

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