Born: 09 / 01 / 1993 – Liverpool, UK
Events: Heptathlon, High Jump, Long Jump
Biggest sporting accolade: World Indoor & Commonwealth Champion
Tipped to become one of the world’s greatest ever athletes; KJT has established herself as the best all-round athlete on the planet. Recent years have seen KJT be crowned the 2018 World Indoor Champion, the 2018 Commonwealth Champion, the 2018 European Silver medallist, the 2019 European Indoor Champion and the 2019 World Champion, where her performance set a new British Heptathlon Record and placed her 4th on the all-time list.
Considered the 9th most marketable sportsperson on the planet, labelled as ‘the future of athletics’ and with a natural flair both on and off track that endears her to many, Katarina is the world’s next global sporting icon and can already lay claim to being the country’s greatest ever Heptathlete, Pentathlete and High Jumper after holding national records in all 3 events.
KJT, as she is known, says that she got into the sport as she “wanted to try everything”. Her talent was obvious from an early age, when, aged 11, she joined in on a school sports day which resulted in her setting a new school high jump record. From there, she has grown into a World Junior Champion, European Champion, Commonwealth Champion, World Champion and national record holder with one title left to obtain – the Olympics.
Topping the World Rankings at just 21, KJT has overcome multiple high-profiled setbacks in her career but is now en route to re-writing all record books with Jackie Joyner-Kersee (voted Sports Illustrated best female athlete of the 20th century) tipping KJT to break her long-standing world record and dominate sport years to come.