Golden girl Katrina on International award shortlist

4th November 2010

England gold medal winning sprinter Katrina Hart has been named on a shortlist of five for the prestigious International Paralympic Committee athlete of the month award for October.
 
The 20-year-old features on the shortlist for her stunning performance in sprinting to gold in the T37 100m at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.
 
Katrina, who is a Sports Performance student at the University of Bath, did it in style setting a British record of 14.36 seconds to win England’s first athletics gold medal of the Games.
 
“I’m really pleased to be on the shortlist,” said a delighted Katrina when the shortlist was announced this morning (Thursday).

The winner of the award is decided by a public vote. To vote for Katrina please click here.
 
Voting closes on Tuesday 9 November.

Other athletes on the shortlist are Nigerian wheelchair table tennis player Kate Nwaka Oputa, Canadian shot putter Kyle Pettey, Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley and British wheelchair basketball player Dan Highcock.
 
Katrina represented Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, finishing seventh in the T37 100m final.
 
Just four days after her victory she was back in training at her University of Bath training base with her sights set firmly on further success at the World Championships in New Zealand in January and then the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
 
England secured 142 medals at last month’s Commonwealth Games, 37 golds, 60 silvers and 45 bronze medals.

Commonwealth Games England (GCE) is the organisation responsible for selecting and organising England's team at the Commonwealth Games.  

Sport England is responsible for building the foundations of sporting success, by creating a world-leading community sport system of clubs, coaches, facilities and volunteers. Their focus is growing and sustaining the numbers of people taking part in sport and improving talent development to help more people excel.