Hart collects third medal of World Championships

26th January 2011

University of Bath student Katrina Hart added a third medal to her haul by taking bronze at the IPC World Athletics Championships in New Zealand today (Wednesday).
The 20-year-old Sports Performance student took bronze for Great Britain in the T37 100m final in Christchurch in a personal best time of 14.26 seconds.

“I wish the race was 80m,” said Hart. “I thought I was going great but it just started to fall apart at the point where I’m usually strongest. I won gold in the 200m but I prefer the 100m because I like to blow everyone away. It just didn’t happen today.”

Today’s medal followed the gold she won in the T37 200m on Sunday and the bronze she took in the T35-38 4x100m on Monday.

The 100m final was won by 200m bronze medallist Viktoriya Kravchenko of the Ukraine in 14.21 with Germany’s Maria Seifert second in 14.24.
It’s been a terrific few months for Hart, who also won gold for England in the T37 100m at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October.
It takes the tally achieved by University of Bath-based athletes coached by Rob Ellchuk to five medals at the World Championships so far.