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British sprinter Katrina Hart

Katrina Hart

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Residence
England
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Sports Science - University of Bath: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 14.
Why this sport?
Her physical education teacher at school encouraged her to pursue her sporting ambitions.
Club / Team
Birchfield Harriers: Birmingham, ENG
Name of coach
Rob Ellchuk [personal], CAN
Training Regime
She trains up to six days a week. This includes three speed specific training days and one day at the gym.

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Espoo, FIN

General interest

Nicknames
Sparrow, Kat (katrinahart.net, 11 Dec 2014; channel4.com, 08 Apr 2011)
Hobbies
Spending time with her friends, cooking, travelling. (thepowerof10.info, 12 Feb 2017; Twitter profile, 28 Nov 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her school physical education teacher. (sportsaid.org.uk, 05 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (sportsaid.org.uk, 05 Aug 2015)
Injuries
She pulled her hamstring during the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. The injury caused her to miss the final of the T37 200m. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010; paralympics.org.uk, 22 Jan 2010; morethanthegames.co.uk, 23 May 2009)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She has a key ring from the film 'Finding Nemo' that she hangs on her kit bag at competitions. (channel4.com, 08 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I love competing in anything and everything, and enjoy challenging myself to be the best I can be." (sportsaid.org.uk, 05 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] Athlete of the Month for October 2010. (paralympic.org, 15 Oct 2010)

She was named the 2008 Midlands Female Sports Personality with an Impairment of the Year in England. (sportsister.com, 05 Jun 2009)
Other sports
She played football at club level in England for Kidderminster Harriers Centre of Excellence. (kidderminstershuttle.co.uk, 05 Sep 2012)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. The condition affects the left side of her body. She also has impaired vision in her right eye. (blackmorevale.co.uk, 13 Mar 2017; withyking.co.uk, 25 Jul 2012; bbc.co.uk, 27 Jul 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 2 4
Women's 200 m T37 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m T37 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T37 Final Round 9999
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m T37 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 1 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 2 2011-01-22 1
Women's 200 m T37 Final 2011-01-23 1
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 2011-01-24 3
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2011-01-25 1
Women's 100 m T37 Final 2011-01-26 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Final Round 2012-09-02 6
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2012-09-02 4
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2012-09-04 3
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2012-09-05 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 6
Women's 200 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-22 8
Women's 100 m T37 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 8
Women's 100 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-24 8