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Ashleigh Nelson

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Date of Birth

20 February 1991

Age

31

Place of Birth

Stoke-on-Trent

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Born in 1991, Ashleigh Nelson born in Stoke-on-Trent, was raised in a very athletic household. With both her and brother being sprinters, this helped fuel her ambition to compete at the highest level. Her breakthrough came when she won a silver medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships, and then being selected to represent Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when she was just 17!

She then went on to win a bronze medal in the 100 metres and a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 2014 European Championships. 

However, it hasn’t been plain sailing for the sprinter, with her suffering a few serious injuries that had to leave her out of competing at the World Championships 2017.

Ashleigh will represent Team England for her first Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022.

Athletics
In front of a 30,000 strong crowd at the newly refurbished Alexander Stadium, Team England picked up a host of medals at Birmingham 2022.

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