Kellie Wells (athlete)

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Kellie Wells
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Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1982-07-16) July 16, 1982 (age 34)
Richmond, Virginia
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 126 lb (57 kg)
Spouse(s) Jasper Brinkley[1]
College team Hampton University
Coached by Dennis 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]


As a high school sophomore in Virginia she left home after her mother's fiancé raped her stating it was a difficult decision for anyone. It would soon be compounded by a horrific accident a month later in which both her mother Jeanette Wells and her then mother fiancé Richard Gomes were killed in a car accident. The events trials and tribulations have been described on several national interviews.[3][4]

In December 2015 Kellie Wells and husband New York Giants Linebacker Jasper Brinkley gave birth to Jasper Brinkley Jr.[5] Wells appeared on Say Yes to the Dress TV show choosing her wedding dress for wedding to Jasper Brinkley[6]

She is the aunt of former child actor Brandon Ratcliff[7]


  • 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.


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  2. ^ "Kellie Wells Athlete Profile". London 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
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