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Ella Nelson
Personal information
Born 10 May 1994 (1994-05-10) (age 27)
Sydney, Australia
Education University of Wollongong
University of Sydney
Height 1.69 m
Weight 58 kg
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 200 metres

Ella Nelson (born 10 May 1994) is an Australian sprinter specialising in the 200 metres.

She competed in the 200m and 4 × 100 m relay at the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, Scotland, the 200m at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China and the 2017 World Championships held in London. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil she represented Australia in the 200 metres at the 2016 Summer Olympics where she ran a personal best of 22.50 in the semi finals finishing third just missing the final by 100th of a second but to place 9th place in the event overall.

Nelson won the Women's Open Australian 200m championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and is the 6th fastest of all time ranked Australian over this distance.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 16th (sf) 200 m 24.06
7th 4 × 100 m relay 45.57
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 4 × 100 m relay DQ
2014 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 19th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 44.69
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 13th (sf) 200 m 23.50
5th 4 × 100 m relay 44.21
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 38th (h) 200 m 23.33
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 9th (sf) 200 m 22.50
2017 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 4th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:30.31
World Championships London, United Kingdom 43rd (h) 200 m 24.02

Diamond League Meets

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2016 Meeting de Paris Paris, France 5th 200 m 22.82
2017 Bislett Games Oslo, Norway 6th 200 m 23.42
Bauhaus-Galan Stockholm, Sweden 6th 200 m 23.27

Personal bests

Outdoor

  • 100 metres – 11.42 (+1.7 m/s, Canberra 2016)
  • 200 metres – 22.50 (+0.1 m/s, Rio de Janeiro 2016)

Indoor

  • 60 meters - 7.48 (Flagstaff 2017)
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