Katrina Gibbs

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Katrina Gibbs
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for  Australia
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1978 Edmonton High Jump

Katrina Gibbs (born 7 April 1959 in Hay New South Wales) is a retired Australian track and field athlete, who specialised in the High Jump. She married fellow nationally ranked High Jumper, David Morrow (Retired).

Gibbs won two Australian High Jump national championships - in 1978 and 1982.[1] In both years, she was duly selected in Australia's Commonwealth Games team.

In the 1978 Edmonton Games Gibbs achieved her career highlight, winning the High Jump in an Australian and Commonwealth record[2] of 1.93m and defeating local Canadian favourite Debbie Brill.[3] This also gave her the Australian Junior Record, which after thirty years, has not been bettered.[4]

As a result of this achievement she was ranked seventh in the world by Track and Field News magazine.[5]

A trained school teacher, Gibbs currently teaches at Eastwood Public School in Sydney.

Along with David Morrow, Gibbs coaches High Jump with the Sydney Boys High School Athletics team. She is also employed as a coach for the Pymble Ladies College athletics team, specializing as a jumps coach.