Our golden girls
HURDLER Sally Pearson and cyclist Anna Meares produced gold medal-winning efforts on Australia's most successful day of the London Olympic Games.
Pearson won the 100m hurdles on the track while Meares triumphed in her grudge match against Briton Victoria Pendleton in the sprint final at the velodrome.
It doubled our gold medal tally and going into competition last night Australia had won four gold, 12 silver and nine bronze to be 11th on the overall table.
After displaying her customary cold countenance pre-race, Pearson was forced to wait agonising seconds to confirm she had won.
The Queenslander beat American Dawn Harper by just 0.02s and defied drizzly rain to clock an Olympic record of 12.35s.
Her success came within hours of Meares's golden moment.
Beaten by Pendleton in the sprint final in Beijing just seven months after breaking her neck, Meares turned the tables in London by outclassing her British rival twice in a row in the best-of-three final.