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USATF GOLD MEDALIST NIA ALI

Personal information
Full name Nia Sifaatihii Ali
Nationality American
Born (1988-10-23) October 23, 1988 (age 28)
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Sport
Sport Athletics running
Event(s) 100 metres hurdles
College team USC Trojans
Team Nike
Turned pro 2011
Coached by Ryan Wilson
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2016
Personal best(s) 100 metres hurdles: 12.48
Nia Ali USATF

Ali was selected to represent the U.S. in Shenzhen, China for the World University Games where she won the Gold Medal in a time of 12.85.

At the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Ali took third in the 100 m hurdles to qualify for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. At the World Championships, Ali was a semi-finalist in the 100 m hurdles, ultimately finishing 10th.

At the 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Ali took eighth in the 100 m hurdles.

She won the 60 meters hurdles at the 2013 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico in a personal best of 7.93 and repeated the year later with a new personal best of 7.80, which also qualified her for the 2014 World Indoor Championships where she took the gold medal running 7.80 a second time.

In 2015, Nia took a year off to give birth to her son.

She returned to the 2016 World Indoor Championships to successfully defend her gold medal. After winning, she carried her son on the victory lap.

Ali placed third in the 100 hurdles in a time of 12.55 at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials behind Team USA teammates Brianna Rollins, Kristi Castlin to qualify to represent the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. Later that year she won the silver medal at the Olympics. The United States was the first country to win gold, silver, and bronze in the women’s 100 hurdles in one Olympics in 2016; this was also the first time American women achieved such a sweep in any Olympic event.

Nia Ali USATF
Nia Ali USATF

Personal Best – Outdoor

Performance Wind Place Date
200 Metres 23.90 +1.3 Fayetteville, AR 11 JUN 2009
800 Metres 2:23.32 Azusa, CA 14 APR 2016
100 Metres Hurdles 12.48 +1.2 Des Moines (Drake Stadium), IA 22 JUN 2013
High Jump 1.86 Tucson, AZ 14 MAY 2011
Long Jump 5.89 +0.5 Fayetteville, AR 12 JUN 2009
Shot Put 13.61 Los Angeles, CA 09 APR 2009
Javelin Throw 39.24 Eugene, OR 10 MAY 2009
Heptathlon 5870 Azusa, CA 14 APR 2016

Personal Best – Indoor

Performance Wind Place Date
60 Metres Hurdles 7.80 Albuquerque (ABQ Convention Center), NM 23 FEB 2014
60 Metres Hurdles 7.80 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 08 MAR 2014
Shot Put 12.07 New York (Armory), NY 26 DEC 2015
Nia Ali USATF

Progression – Outdoor

200 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
2016 24.20 -0.5 Santa Barbara (Westmont College), CA 01 APR
2009 23.90 +1.3 Fayetteville, AR 11 JUN
2007 24.00 +0.4 Tuscaloosa, AL 10 MAY

800 Metres

Performance Place Date
2016 2:23.32 Azusa, CA 14 APR
2009 2:28.77 Los Angeles, CA 10 APR
2007 2:24.55 Tuscaloosa, AL 11 MAY

100 Metres Hurdles

Performance Wind Place Date
2016 12.55 +1.2 Eugene (Hayward Field), OR 08 JUL
2014 12.75 +0.2 Heusden-Zolder 19 JUL
2013 12.48 +1.2 Des Moines (Drake Stadium), IA 22 JUN
2012 12.78 +1.0 Edmonton 16 JUN
2011 12.73 +1.5 Eugene, OR 25 JUN
2009 13.17 +1.3 Fayetteville, AR 11 JUN
2008 13.14 +1.8 Tempe, AZ 09 MAY
2007 13.25 -0.8 Tuscaloosa, AL 13 MAY
2007 13.25 0.0 Tuscaloosa, AL 10 MAY
2007 13.25 0.0 Tuscaloosa, AL 10 MAY
2006 13.63 +1.5 Indianapolis, IN 22 JUN

High Jump

Performance Place Date
2016 1.81 Azusa, CA 13 APR
2011 1.86 Tucson, AZ 14 MAY
2009 1.75 Eugene, OR 09 MAY
2007 1.69 Tuscaloosa, AL 10 MAY

Long Jump

Performance Wind Place Date
2016 5.72 0.0 Santa Barbara (Westmont College), CA 02 APR
2009 5.89 +0.5 Fayetteville, AR 12 JUN

Shot Put

Performance Place Date
2016 12.28 Azusa, CA 13 APR
2009 13.61 Los Angeles, CA 09 APR
2007 10.47 Tuscaloosa, AL 10 MAY

Javelin Throw

Performance Place Date
2016 37.67 Azusa, CA 14 APR
2009 39.24 Eugene, OR 10 MAY
2007 27.18 Tuscaloosa, AL 11 MAY

Heptathlon

Performance Place Date
2016 5870 Azusa, CA 14 APR
2009 5824 Fayetteville, AR 12 JUN
2007 5490 Tuscaloosa, AL 11 MAY

Progression – Indoor

60 Metres Hurdles

Performance Place Date
2016 7.81 Portland (Oregon Convention Center), OR 18 MAR
2014 7.80 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 08 MAR
2014 7.80 Albuquerque (ABQ Convention Center), NM 23 FEB
2013 7.93 Albuquerque, NM 03 MAR
2011 8.06 New York (Armory), NY 04 FEB
2008 8.21 Fayetteville, AR 14 MAR
2007 8.13 Fayetteville, AR 09 MAR

Shot Put

Performance Place Date
2015 12.07 New York (Armory), NY 26 DEC
Nia Ali USATF

Honours – 60 Metres Hurdles

Rank Mark Wind Place Date
IAAF World Indoor Championships 1 7.81 Portland (Oregon Convention Center), OR 18 MAR 2016
IAAF World Indoor Championships 2014 1 7.80 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 08 MAR 2014

Honours – 100 Metres Hurdles

Rank Mark Wind Place Date
The XXXI Olympic Games 2 12.59 0.0 Rio de Janeiro (Estádio Olímpico) 17 AUG 2016
14th IAAF World Championships 3sf1 12.83 -0.6 Moskva (Luzhniki) 17 AUG 2013
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