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Pearson thanks fans at home-turf parade
13:37 AEST Fri Aug 24 2012

Queensland Olympic golden girl Sally Pearson has used her state's welcome-home parade to thank those who helped her win in London.

Pearson, based on the Gold Coast, told the crowd in Brisbane's Queen St mall it was the support of fans, family and friends that got her over the line first in the 100-metre hurdles.

"If you surround yourself with the right people... there's no reason why you can't succeed," she told the crowd.

Before her speech, Pearson accepted the keys to the city from Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk on behalf of the Olympians who marched to the raucous applause of the crowd.

Premier Campbell Newman said Queenslanders contributed to five of the country's seven gold medals.

"Queenslanders are once again punching well above the national average," he said to cheers.

Deputy Chef de Mission Chris Fydler finished his speech with a message for Australia's next crop of budding Olympians.

"It would be our greatest achievement to actually inspire you and motivate you to set lofty goals," he said.

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