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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)
USATF Outdoor champion - 2009 (12.36w)
USATF Outdoor champion - 20012 (12.73w)
USATF Outdoor champion - 20014 (12.55w)
USATF Outdoor champion - 20015 (12.55w)
3rd at USATF Outdoors – 2008 (12.62w)
3rd at USATF Outdoors – 2011 (12.65w)
2003 USATF Junior champion (13.28w)

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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