Sally Pearson — Australian Athlete born on September 19, 1986,

Sally Pearson is an Australian athlete. She is the 2011 World champion and 2012 Olympic champion in the 100 metres hurdles. She also won a silver medal in the 100 m hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2013 World Championships... (wikipedia)

I never let anything stop me from doing what I want to do.
Not a lot of people know me outside of athletics and believe it or not I am actually quite shy. The exhilaration of a win or tears after falling are the extremes. It takes me a while to get to know someone, but once I do I am very loyal to my old friends.
If you hold back in hurdles, you are going to fall over.
My goals were last year to win the world champs and this year to win the Olympic Games and I've done that and I couldn't be happier.
Winning a gold medal is not easy but I believed in myself, especially over the last four years.