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Katie Hayward


Name: Katie Hayward

Age (in 2020): 20

Sport: Athletics - Race Walking

Coach: Steve Langley


Best international result/s: Medallist at World University Games, World Junior Championships and World Cup

Major goal for 2020: To be selected for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games for the Women's 20km race walk.

Most memorable sporting moment: Winning the women's 20km race walk at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy and getting team gold with my two team mates: Jemima Montag and Pip Huse

Biggest challenge you have faced: Getting a stress fracture in 2015 and had to take up swimming and cycling for 8 months

What do you like most about your sport? The beautiful people I have meant and the amazing places I have visited

Who/what inspires you to achieve your best in sport? Bethany Hamilton (Professional surfer). Lost her arm at the age of 13 in a shark attack but went on to live out her dream to become a professional surfer. Quote: "When you fall in the impact zone, get up, because you never know what's over the next wave"

Favourite food/drink: Chocolate

Favourite song/music: ABBA, U2, Queen & Elvis :)

Favourite destination: Capri Italy & Tokyo Japan