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 Husband: Who is Jana Pittman married to?
Jana Pittman has been married twice. Her first marriage was to British discus thrower, Chris Rawlinson, whom she met while training in the United Kingdom.
The couple married in 2005 and had two children together, a son named Cornelis and a daughter named Emily. However, the couple divorced in 2011.
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 by the time their son Charles Brian Pittman-Gatward was born in November 2020, they had been married ‘barely months’.