Katrina Hart

25 February 2011

Katrina Hart. Photo: Sam FarrSport/Event: Athletics,  T37 100m & 200m

Date and Place of Birth: 17 May 1990, Worcester, UK

Coached by: Rob Ellchuk

Katrina achieved the two biggest wins of her career to date within the space of just four months in 2010 and 2011.

She sprinted to victory in the T37 100m at the Commonwealth Games in October 2010, becoming the first University of Bath student to win a medal at the Games in Delhi. She followed that up with gold in the T37 200m at the World Championships in New Zealand in January 2011, when she also returned to the UK with a brace of bronzes in the T37 100m and the T35-38 4x100m relay.

Katrina’s first international medal on the world stage was a bronze  won in the 100m at the 2005 European Championships in Espoo, Finland, when she was the youngest member of the GB team aged just 15.

She just missed out on a medal at the World Championships in Assen, the Netherlands in 2006, setting a PB to finish fourth in the T37 200m and coming fifth in the 100m.

Two years later Katrina, who has cerebral palsy, made her Paralympic Games debut in Beijing, coming seventh in the T37 100m final.

On her return from Beijing she started a Sports Performance course at the University of Bath, combining her studies with training with coach Rob Ellchuk. She graduated with a Sports Performance degree in July 2011.

Katrina represented ParalympicGB at the London 2012 Games. She rounded off a terrific evening in the Olympic Stadium by helping the ParalympicsGB 4x100m T35-38 relay quartet to bronze. Hart ran the third leg for the British team as they came home third in 56.08 behind Russia and China.

Silver for Blake and bronze for Hart at London 2012 Paralympic Games

Career highlights:
Bronze –
4x100m T35-38 replay, Paralympic Games, London, September 2012
T37 200m, World Championships, Christchurch 2011
GoldT37 100m, Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India, October 2010

UK Athletics Athlete Profile:

Katrina Hart

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