Katrina Hart

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

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

Coached by: Rob Ellchuk

Since first coming to the University of Bath in 2008 to combine a Sports Performance degree with pursuing her athletics career, Katrina has enjoyed tremendous success on the national and international stage.

The two biggest wins of her career came within just four months of each other. First she sprinted to T37 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games in October 2010, becoming the first University of Bath student to win a medal at the Games in Delhi, and she followed that up with victory 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 in July 2011.

Katrina represented ParalympicGB at the London 2012 Games and rounded off a terrific evening in the Olympic Stadium by helping the GB 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.

Katrina, whose last major championships was the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, was appointed in October 2019 to a new Athletes’ Advisory Committee that will play a key role in the planning and delivery of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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

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