SEALY Katy < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Belize   
Gender Women
Born 15 Oct 1990
Height1.72 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence England
Occupation Athlete, Fitness Instructor
Languages English
Higher education Exercise Science, Sports Science - Cardiff Metropolitan University : Wales
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up athletics at age 14 at Farlingaye High School in Suffolk, England.
Why this sport? "I enjoy all sports but athletics is my favourite. I love heptathlon because of the challenge of different events."
Club / Team Ipswich Harriers Athletics Club: Great Britain
Name of coach Denis Costello [personal], GBR from 2013; Mike McNeil [personal], GBR from 2015; Judy Vernon
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Belize
Tournament Central American and Caribbean Games
Location Puerto Rico
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the heptathlon at the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Central American Championships. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career Her father. "He was always there supporting me, even in the rain at training." (Athlete, 06 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol US decathlete Ashton Eaton. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2014; 06 Aug 2016)
Injuries In 2013 she had an inflamed L5 vertebra, and needed two months to recover. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2014)

She strained her gluteal muscle in 2010. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you want something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done." (Athlete, 06 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours She was the flag bearer for Belize at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (GNS, 24 Jul 2014)
Other information HURDLES
Her main event is the heptathlon but did not meet the Olympic qualifying standard in the event for the 2016 Olympic Games. Instead she received an invitation to compete in the 100m hurdles. "The Olympics is going to be different for me because I am not going to be in the heptathlon, which is obviously my main event. It will be different for me because I will be concentrating on just one event. The hurdles are not one of my strongest events, but it is not my weakest, so I've got a lot of room for improvement." (edition.channel5belize.com, 22 Jun 2016; bbc.com, 26 Jul 2016; eadt.co.uk, 24 Jun 2016)

NATIONALITY
She was born in England but holds dual citizenship in the UK and Belize because her father was born in Dangriga, Belize. She chose to represent Belize in athletics in 2010. (Facebook page, 31 Jul 2016)