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    Katrina Hart

    Great Britain Great Britain Para athletics 17 May 1990

    Worcester, Great Britain

    British sprinter Katrina Hart

    Biography

    Human Interest
    Data Value
    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)

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