|Date of Birth
20 February 1991
|Place of Birth
Born in 1991, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ashleigh Nelson 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.
Nelson was part of the 4x100m team that won gold at their home Games in Birmingham, originally crossing the line for silver but later upgraded to the title of Champions in 2023.
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, as well as winning bronze in the 4x100m at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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.