HART Katrina < Back  
Sport Para Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 17 May 1990 in Worcester, ENG
Height1.51 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
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)