Ashleigh Nelson
Ashleigh Nelson (Zurich 2014 - cropped).jpg
Nelson in 2014
Personal information
NationalityBritish
English
Born (1991-02-20) 20 February 1991 (age 31)
Stoke-on-Trent
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
CountryGreat Britain
England
SportWomen's Athletics
Event(s)Sprinting

Ashleigh Nelson (born 20 February 1991) is an English sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres.[1] Her older brother Alexander was also a sprinter at international level as they both were selected to represent Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[2]

She won a bronze medal in the 100 metres and a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 2014 European Championships. In the 4 × 100 metres relay, she also won a bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships and a silver medal at the 2019 World Championships. Her personal bests are 11.19 secs (2014) in the 100 m and 22.85 secs (2019) in the 200 m.[3]

Nelson was born in Stoke-on-Trent and is a cousin of footballer Curtis Nelson.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Ashlee Nelson hopes to run gauntlet of first Olympic Games in Beijing – Olympics". Telegraph. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  2. ^ "NikeWomen Young Guns – Ashlee Nelson". Anglomania-mag.com. 10 March 2010. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Ashlee Nelson lands World Junior silver". More than the games. 14 July 2008. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Meet the Plymouth athletes competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland". Plymouth Herald. 20 July 2014. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.