Jana Pittman is a former Australian athlete who competed in the 400-meter hurdles and bobsledding. She was born on November 9, 1982, in Sydney, Australia.
Pittman was a talented athlete from a young age and showed a particular aptitude for track and field.
She began competing in athletics at the age of 12 and quickly rose through the ranks, winning a number of national and international titles in the 400-meter hurdles.
One of Pittman’s greatest achievements was winning the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2003 World Championships in Paris.
She also won gold in the same event at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
In addition to her success in athletics, Pittman also competed in bobsledding. She began training for the sport in 2014 and competed for Australia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Pittman’s career was not without controversy, however. She suffered a number of injuries over the years and was also the subject of some criticism for her aggressive style of running.
She also faced personal challenges, including a difficult divorce and struggles with anxiety and depression.
Despite these challenges, Pittman remains a respected figure in Australian athletics and is widely regarded as one of the country’s greatest female athletes. After retiring from sports, she pursued a career in medicine and is now a doctor.
Jana Pittman Children: Meet all six children of Jana Pittman
Jana Pittman has six children named Cornelis Levi, Emily, Jemima, Charles Brian Pittman-Gatward, Willow, and son Quinlan.
Cornelis is her first child from her first marriage to British discus thrower Chris Rawlinson.
Jana decided to use an anonymous sperm donor to produce her second child, daughter Emily, in 2015, while she was dating runner James Gurr.
While studying Medicine at the University of Western Sydney, she delivered her third child, daughter Jemima, with the same donor in 2016.
Pittman said in May 2020 that she and Sydney businessman Paul Gatward had been dating for ‘nearly 6 months’ and that they were expecting their first child, Pittman’s fourth and Gatward’s first.
They intended to elope in June and have their baby Charles Brian Pittman-Gatward born in November 2020.
Jana confirmed that she and Paul were expecting twins in October 2021. Jana gave birth to her daughter Willow and son Quinlan naturally on March 22, 2022.