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my journey gold medalist

Event: 100m Hurdles

Height: 5' 6"

Weight: 134

DOB: 5/13/1984

Hometown: East St. Louis, Ill

High School: East St. Louis High School ' 02

College: UCLA '06

Coach: Bobby Kersee

Sponsor: Nike

Meet Record: 12.47
2014 IAAF Continental Cup (Marrakech)

PB: 12.37 – 2012 Olympics (London)

World Ranking: 1

USA Championships

2015 USA National Champion
Three time USA National Champion (2009 (12.36w); 2012 (12.73), and 2014 (12.55))
3rd twice at USA Outdoors – 2008 (12.62w); 2011 (12.65)
2003 USA Junior champion (13.28w)

International Championships

2012 Olympic silver medalist (12.37)
2008 Olympic gold medalist (12.54)
2011 World Outdoor bronze medalist (12.47)
2006 NACAC U23 champion (13.06)
2003 Pan American Junior champion (13.42)

Dawn Harper Nelson is a two-time Olympic medalist, winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing (12.54 seconds) and the silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London (12.37seconds), in the women's 100-meter hurdles.

The East St. Louis, Ill. native started her track career at East St. Louis High School, East St. Louis, Ill., where she graduated from high school as a six-time, three each in 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles, Illinois High School State Champion, garnering the attention of UCLA's Track & Field Head Coach, Jeanette Bolden.  Read More

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