Adam Nelson

  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Track and field athlete (shot put)
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Fast Facts

  • Played linebacker and defensive tackle for Dartmouth College.
  • Took acting lessons in New York City.
  • Worked as a financial consultant for two years after college to save enough money to finance his training.
  • Won Olympic silver medals in 2000 and 2004 (he missed the gold medal in 2004 when he fouled on his last attempt).
  • Assists in coaching at the University of Virginia. 
  • Has worked as a reporter for TV stations in Virginia.


  • Sarah Kate — Sister
  • Caroline Grace Nelson — Daughter
  • Laci Braswell — Wife
  • Grant — Brother


  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States (BA in Government, 1997); University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia (2008)

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