By Duncan Mackay

Sally Pearson celebrates winning the Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles at Delhi 2010 @Getty ImagesNovember 19 - Australia's Sally Pearson is planning to compete in the 100 metres at next year's Commonwealth Games in what could be a potential showdown against Jamaica's double Olympic champion over the distance, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. 

It could be one of the highest quality events of Glasgow 2014 as Pearson is the Olympic 100m hurdles champion while Fraser-Pryce is also a two-time world champion over the distance and the newly-crowned International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athlete of the Year. 

Pearson actually crossed the line first in the 100m at Delhi 2010 but was disqualified after England appealed over a false start that she had been involved in, meaning victory went to Nigeria's Oludamola Osayomi, only for her to fail a drugs test and the gold medal passing to Natasha Mayers of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Pearson had to settle for the consolation of winning the gold medal in her specialist event, the 100m hurdles.

"I wanted to do the 100m at the World Championships [in Moscow] this year but injury didn't allow me to do that," Pearson, the 2011 IAAF World Athlete of the Year, told the Gold Coast Bulletin

"So I'd really like to give it another crack at the Commonwealth Games.

"But it's going to be a lot more difficult next year - there are some amazing Jamaican sprinters.

"I'm not expecting, obviously, to win those 100m [races] - I just want to see what it's like to race against the likes of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

"I think it would be pretty incredible."

Sally Pearson carrying Glasgow 2014 Queens Baton Relay Getty ImagesSally Pearson carried the Queen's Baton when it arrived on the Gold Coast earlier this year and now she has her sights on a Glasgow 2014 double @Getty Images

Fraser-Pryce, winner of three gold medals at the World Championships in Moscow, including the 100m and 200m, has not yet fully committed to competing in Glasgow but as the event does not clash with any lucrative Diamond League events hopes are high she, along with fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt, will take part.

Pearson's decision to double-up is a welcome boost to the Scottish organisers still disappointed at the news that Glasgow 2014 currently does not fit on the schedule of England's Mo Farah, the world and Olympic champion at 5,000m and 10,000m.

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