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Dawn Harper-Nelson

Dawn Harper-Nelson

Event: 100m Hurdles
Height: 5-6
Weight: 134
PR: 12.37 (2012)
Born: 05/13/1984
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Hometown: East St. Louis, Ill.
High School: East St. Louis Senior (Ill.) H.S. '02
College: UCLA '06
Coach: Bobby Kersee
Agent: Emanuel Hudson
Sponsor: Nike
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USATF Championships
Four-time USATF Outdoor champion - 2009 (12.36w); 2012 (12.73); 2014 (12.55); 2015 (12.55)
3rd at USATF Outdoors – 2008 (12.62w); 2011 (12.65)
2003 USATF 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)
 
Awards and Honors
Four-time Diamond League champion (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
2009 Outdoor Visa champion
Two-time NCAA All-American
 
About Dawn
Dawn Harper-Nelson has been a mainstay on the international stage for over two Olympiads, winning four consecutive IAAF Diamond League crowns and two Olympic medals, as well as four USATF hurdle titles. Harper-Nelson was considered by many to have a shot at a medal in the 100m hurdles final at the 2008 Olympic Games, but no one expected gold. In the women's 100m hurdle final, with Lolo Jones hitting the ninth hurdle, Harper-Nelson moved up to claim the win in a personal best 12.54. Four years later, Harper-Nelson again came home with a medal as she set a personal best in the Olympic final to tie the best ever U.S. performance at the Olympic Games with her 12.37 silver medal. She won her first national outdoor title and the women's Visa Championship Series in 2009. The medal came after suffering a knee injury in 2010 after hitting a hurdle in practice. Since graduating from UCLA in 2006, Harper has been training under Bob Kersee in Los Angeles. A 2002 graduate of East St. Louis High School, she won six state titles (three each in the 100m and 300m hurdles).

Results
2015:
2nd at Drake Relays (12.71); 8th at Doha (13.24); 2nd at Rome (12.59); 1st at Birmingham (12.58); 1st at USATF Outdoors (12.55); 1st at Lausanne (12.55); 5th at Monaco (12.58); 2nd at London (12.64); 1st at Brussels (12.63)
2014: 7th at Drake Relays (12.87); 2nd at Rome (12.53); 2nd at adidas Grand Prix (12.63); 1st at USATF Outdoors (12.55); 1st at Paris (12.44)
2013: 4th at World Outdoors (12.59); 1st at Lausanne (12.53); 1st at Birmingham (12.64); 1st in heat of USA Outdoors (12.60); 1st at Rome (12.65); 1st at Manchester City Games (12.94); 1st at Doha (12.60); 1st at Kingston (12.62)
2012: 1st at Lausanne (12.68); 1st at Stockholm (12.65); 2nd at Olympic Games (12.37); 1st at Olympic Trials (12.73); 1st at Rome (12.66); 2nd at Manchester Games (12.86); 1st at Daegu (12.65); 1st at Guadeloupe (12.71); 2nd at USATF Classic (8.03); 5th at U.S. Open 50mH (6.96)
2011: World Outdoor bronze medalist (12.47); 3rd at USA Outdoors (12.65); 1st at Rome (12.70); 1st at Colorful Daegu (12.73); 3rd at Monaco (12.79)
2010: 7th at Doha (12.77w)
2009: USA Outdoor champion (12.36w); 7th at World Outdoors (12.81); 1st in semifinal (12.48); 1st at adidas Track Classic (12.78); 1st at Jamaica Invite (12.78); 1st at Rome (12.55); 1st at Paris (12.68); 2nd at World Athletic Final (12.61)
2008: Olympic gold medalist (12.54); 3rd at Olympic Trials (12.62w), 3rd in semifinal (12.58); 6th at adidas Track Classic (13.01); 2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (12.59w); 1st at Shanghai (12.56)
2007: 8th at USA Outdoors (13.07); 2nd at Belem (12.83w); 4th at Road to Eugene (12.97); 1st at Chambery (12.73); 4th at Stockholm (12.85); 1st at Leverkusen (12.70); 1st at Wattenscheid (12.67); 3rd at Shanghai (13.03)
2006: 7th at USA Outdoors (13.02); 4th at NCAA Outdoors (12.92); NACAC U23 champion (13.06); 2nd at NCAA West Regionals (12.80) 
2005: 8th at USA Outdoors (13.23); 3rd at NCAA Outdoors (12.91); 2nd at NCAA West Regionals (12.99); 2nd at Pac 10 Champs (12.91)
2004: 6th in quarterfinals at Olympic Trials (13.30); 8th at NCAA Outdoors (13.41), 2nd on 4x100m (43.49)
2003: USA Junior champion (13.28w)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2015:
Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 12.48 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the World, ranked No. 1 in the USA and the World by T&FN)
2014: Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 12.44 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the World, ranked No. 1 in the USA and the World by T&FN)
2013: Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 12.48 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 3 in the World, No. 2 in the World by T&FN) 
2012: Indoor bests - 60m hurdles, 8.03 (No. 12 in the USA, No. 23 in the world); Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 12.37 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world by T&FN, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 12.47 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 12.77w
2009: Indoor bests - 60m hurdles, 8.08 (No. 12 in the USA, No. 35 in the world); Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 12.48 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests - 60m hurdles, 8.04 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 26 in the world); Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 12.54 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 9 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA & ranked No. 3 in the world by T&FN)
2007: Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 12.67 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 10 in the world, ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN)
2006: Indoor bests - 60m hurdles, 7.98 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 18 in the world); Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 12.80 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 22 in the world, ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN)
2005: Indoor bests - 60m hurdles, 8.05 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 25 in the world); Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 12.91 (No. 11 in the USA, No. 35 in the world, ranked No. 8 in the USA by T&FN)
2004: Indoor bests - 60m hurdles, 8.13 (No. 16 in the USA, No. 47 in the world); Outdoor bests - 100m hurdles, 13.16

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