Australian Olympic star Sally Pearson splits with coach

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

updated: October 09, 2013 22:01 IST
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Sydney: 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."

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