Name: Nia Ali
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100-meter Hurdles
Height: 5-6
Weight: 143
DOB: 10/23/1988
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pa.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: West Philadelphia Catholic High School (Philadelphia, Pa.) ‘06
College: University of Southern California ‘11, Psychology
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016); Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Rio 2016, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (100m hurdles)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2013 (100m); Indoor – 2014, 2016 (60m hurdles)
  • Medals: 2 (2 golds)
  • Gold – 2019 (100m hurdles); 2016 (60m hurdles); 2014 (60m hurdles)
Personal: Daughter of the late Aleem Ali and Melita Johnson...Has one son, Titus...Enjoys playing the piano, basketball, dancing and helping children in any way...2011 NCAA outdoor champion (100-meter hurdles)...Ran track at the University of Tennessee before transferring to the University of Southern California.