Bath sprinter Katrina Hart excited to be part of Athletes’ Advisor Committee for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

20 October 2019

University of Bath-based Paralympic sprinter Katrina Hart has been appointed to a new Athletes’ Advisory Committee that will play a key role in the planning and delivery of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Hart – who is coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village and won T37 100m gold at the Delhi 2010 Games – is joined on the committee by race walker Tom Bosworth, triathlete Alistair Brownlee, netballer Jodie Gibson, weightlifter Sarah Davies and squash player Sarah-Jane Perry.

Their role will be to advise the Commonwealth Games organisers on the needs of competing athletes at the host venues, training venue and athletes’ village, focusing on such areas as catering, transport and accessibility.

Hart – who represents Birchfield Harriers, Birmingham’s biggest athletics club – said: “It is such an honour to have been selected to be part of the Athletes’ Advisory Committee and it’s fascinating to be able to see behind the scenes of a major sports event. I’m excited to be able to play a key role in ensuring that Birmingham 2022 is the best possible Games for all of the 4,500 athletes that will be taking part.

“This role is made even more special for me as I’m helping to organise an event which is taking place right on my door step, so I’m even more determined to help ensure the Games is a success.”

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