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 the world’s greatest ever female athletes; the last 12 months have been pivotal for KJT as she has taken gold medals at the 2018 World Indoor Championships, the 2018 Commonwealth Games & the 2019 European Indoor Championships.
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 Pentathlete, High Jumper and Long 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.
Ranked as on of the world’s best athletes at just 21, KJT is 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 for the next decade.