SALLY Pearson pushed aside the drama that dominated the headlines for a week to win gold in the 100m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games.

IN the space of 10 minutes, Australia’s track and field gold medal tally doubled thanks to a former champion on the way back and a rising superstar.

AFTER an incredible run of six silver medals Australian diving champion Matthew Mitcham finally won his first Commonwealth Games gold.

USAIN Bolt reiterated his denial of calling the Commonwealth Games “a bit shit” after the world’s fastest man show finally got underway in Glasgow.

SALLY Pearson has shrugged off a week of distractions to defend her Commonwealth 100m hurdles title in stunning style.

Poll Archive

Can Australia turn it around and regain the Ashes?
Dec 11, 2010

Can Australia turn it around and regain the Ashes?

No

67.9%

Yes

32.1%

Total votes - 137

Who will win the first Test between Australia and England in Brisbane this week?
Nov 23, 2010

Who will win the first Test between Australia and England in Brisbane this week?

Australia

60%

Draw

13.3%

England

26.7%

Total votes - 90

Do you think Michael Clarke should be Australia's next Test captain?
Oct 24, 2010

Do you think Michael Clarke should be Australia's next Test captain?

Yes

32.4%

No

67.6%

Total votes - 734

Has Gary Ablett Jr made the right decision to join Gold Coast Suns?
Sep 29, 2010

Has Gary Ablett Jr made the right decision to join Gold Coast Suns?

Yes

70%

No

30%

Total votes - 257

Who will win the 2010 AFL Grand Final at the MCG?
Sep 18, 2010

Who will win the 2010 AFL Grand Final at the MCG?

Collingwood

54.5%

St Kilda

45.5%

Total votes - 925