Reigning 100m hurdles World Champion Sally Pearson has been named as Co-Captain of the Australian athletics team alongside Kurt Fearnley for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
"It is always an honour to represent Australia but to be nominated as a team captain is a bonus and one I’m very pleased to accept," said Pearson.
"I’m looking forward to using my experience at major championships and three previous Commonwealth Games to lead and mentor our young Australian athletes."
To captain the @AthsAust team for the @GC2018 Comm Games is something I’m very proud to be able to do. Alongside @kurtfearnley I think we both can bring experience and advice to to all the athletes. I believe this team is the start of a very exciting future for Our sport. 🇦🇺— Sally Pearson OAM (@sallypearson) March 20, 2018
Pearson was selected for her fourth Commonwealth Games with her first ever Games being Melbourne 2006.
She will run in the 100m hurdles to defend her Glasgow and Delhi gold medals and the 4x100m relay.