Last night an elated Sally McLellan claimed the silver medal in the women’s 100m hurdles in one of the most memorable moments of this Olympic Games for Australians.
Sally became the first Australian to have qualified for an Olympic 100m hurdles final since Glynis Nunn in 1984, achieving a qualifying time of 12.70 seconds.
After a great start and a display of fine technique by Sally, the final came down to a tense photo finish in which five competitors were separated by a mere two-hundredths of a second. As the announcement was made that Sally had won the silver she danced with joy for her victory.
“I wanted it bad enough,” she said. “I don’t know how I did it, I just did it. I don’t know what happened, I just ran it.”
With a final finishing time of 12.64 seconds, Sally has done Australia proud with her fighting spirit and inspirational achievement.
As one of the individually sponsored athletes of the corporate sponsorship between Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) and the Australian Olympic Committee, Sally’s achievement is celebrated by the entire Mitsubishi family.
Mitsubishi’s Brand and Marketing Manager, Paul Unerkov couldn’t be more proud of Sally’s performance.
“We are all so happy for Sally. The race was very close, but she pushed herself to the limit and came through with a fantastic result. The look on her face when the silver was announced said it all really. That pure joy sparked pride in the hearts of everyone at Mitsubishi, and all of Australia. Congratulations, Sally,” said Unerkov.
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