Dawn Harper-Nelson
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Dawn Harper-Nelson

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Birthday
13, 1984
Birthplace
St. Louis, IL
Birth Sign
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Birthday
13, 1984 (age 34)
Birthplace
St. Louis, IL

About

Hurdler who won gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Olympics and won silver in the same event at the 2012 Olympics.

Before Fame

She was a six-time state champion at East St. Louis Senior High School in Illinois. She won gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2003 Pan American Junior Championships.

Trivia

She made an appearance in a season 10 episode of the TLC series Say Yes to the Dress.

Family Life

She grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois and has two brothers and two sisters. She married Alonzo Nelson in 2013.

Associated With

After she won a gold medal in 2008, then-governor Rod Blagojevich declared October 6 Dawn Harper Day.