Sport for Women

Katherine Downie

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Swimming
Location: Australia

t the age of 15, Katherine won two gold and three silver medals at her first international meet, the 2011 Arafura Games. A month later, she set a new world record in the S10 100m freestyle at the 2011 Australian Short Course Championships, the first to ever be set at the new South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

She continued her 2011 top form with gold in the 100m butterfly, silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 50m freestyle at the Can/Am Championships to secure the times she needed to qualify for London.

Kat came home from London 2012 with two Golds for the womens 34 point freestyle (WR) and medley relays.