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Adam Nelson is an elite American shotputter. He was born on July 7, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Nickname: The Horizon City, Hotlanta, The Big Peach, A-Town, The ATL Official website: http://www. ...


A 1997 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Nelson has competed in two Olympic Games. In 1996, Nelson worked at a concession stand during the 1996 Summer Olympics in his hometown of Atlanta. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Dartmouth Colleges Baker Memorial Library is a prominent feature at the center of Hanover Hanover is a town located on the Connecticut River in Grafton County, New Hampshire, U.S.. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 10,850. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Concord Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


While he was an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Nelson won various accolades as a member of the track and field team. He still holds the Dartmouth shot put record with a throw of 65 feet, 3 inches. In addition, Nelson played on the football team, becoming the first freshman to play football at Dartmouth in 1993. Prior to his playing, the Ivy League prohibited first-year students from playing on the varsity football team. Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Typical outdoor red rubber track Athletics, also known, especially in American English, as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events, which can roughly be divided into running, throwing, and jumping. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Ivy League consists of eight private institutions of higher education located in the northeastern United States. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Nelson earned a silver medal after coming in first place in the 2000 Olympic Trials for shotput. Going into the Games, Nelson was the favorite to win, having won every major shotput event in the summer of 2000. His throw of 69 feet, 7 inches was just three inches short of the throw by the gold medalist. The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Nelson's personal best is 22.51, which he threw in 2002. At the time, this was the fourth longest throw in U.S. history and the ninth farthest ever in the world. Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal Republic George...


Nelson also earned a silver medal in the shot put finals at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. His throw of 69 feet, 9 inches tied that of gold medalist Yuriy Bilonog, who won due to a better second best throw. Nelson's silver medal was the first track and field medal for the United States in the 2004 Summer Olympics. Nelson finally achieved his dreams of a major world title when he won gold at the 2005 World Athletics Championships with a throw of 21.73 metres. The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... For other uses, see Athens (disambiguation). ... Typical outdoor red rubber track Athletics, also known, especially in American English, as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events, which can roughly be divided into running, throwing, and jumping. ... The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. ...


Nelson is also a prominent campaigner against doping in sport. Doping drugs on display at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland In sports, doping refers to the use of performance-enhancing drugs, such as anabolic steroids, particularly those that are forbidden by the organizations that regulate competitions. ...


Adam regularly reads and posts on the RING <effortlessthrow.org>


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Adam Nelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (372 words)
Nelson's silver medal was the first track and field medal for the United States in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Nelson finally achieved his dreams of a major world title when he won gold at the 2005 World Athletics Championships with a throw of 21.73 metres.
Nelson is also a prominent campaigner against doping in sport.
Throw out wait with Nelson - The Boston Globe (695 words)
Adam Nelson is among the more theatrical shotput competitors, playing to the crowd on his way into the ring, exhorting the fans to cheer him on.
In the 2004 Olympics, Nelson's opening toss of 21.16 meters (69-5 1/4) held up as the longest distance until Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonog matched it on his final attempt, and Bilonog was declared the leader because of his second-longest try.
Nelson, who had no legal second mark, concluded the day with another long throw but fouled and finished second, his second successive Olympic silver medal.
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