Kellie Wells (athlete)

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Kellie Wells
Kellie Wells.jpg
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born (1982-07-16) July 16, 1982 (age 36)
Richmond, Virginia
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight126 lb (57 kg)
Spouse(s)Jasper Brinkley[1]
Sport
College teamHampton University
Coached byDennis Mitchell
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m hurdles 12.48 (-0.2 m/s) (London 2012)

Kellie Wells (born July 16, 1982) is an American track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles. She won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 London Games, setting a personal best in the process. She is an alumna of Hampton University.[2]

Personal[edit]

As a high school sophomore at James River High School in Chesterfield Virginia she left home after her mother's fiancé raped her. Her mother and stepfather were killed in a car accident a month later.[3]

In December 2015 Kellie Wells and husband New York Giants Linebacker Jasper Brinkley gave birth to Jasper Brinkley Jr.[4] Wells appeared on Say Yes to the Dress TV show choosing her wedding dress for wedding to Jasper Brinkley[5]

She is the aunt of former child actor Brandon Ratcliff[6]

Achievements[edit]

  • 2011 US National 100 metres Hurdles Champion ( 2nd in 2010, 2012 )
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 100 meter hurdles DNF
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 3rd 100 meter hurdles 12.48
  • Note: In the 2011 World Championship final, Wells fell after hitting the seventh hurdle and failed to finish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article31694735.html
  2. ^ "Kellie Wells Athlete Profile". London 2012. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/espnw/journeys-victories/article/7765741/no-hurdle-too-high-hurdling-champion-kellie-wells
  4. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2596192-journeyman-jasper-brinkleys-resiliency-finding-him-new-nfl-life-in-new-york
  5. ^ http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-life/the-buzz/article/14530253/olympian-kellie-wells-appears-episode-say-yes-dress-atlanta
  6. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1508231/

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