Jana Pittman

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Jana Pittman (born 9 November 1982) is an Australian athlete, who specialises in the 400 metres run and 400 metre hurdles events. She is a two-time world champion in the 400m hurdles, from 2003 and 2007. She also won the gold medal in this event at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games and was part of Australia's winning 4 × 400 metres relay teams at both events.

Pittman is one of only nine athletes (along with Valerie Adams, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jacques Freitag, Yelena Isinbayeva, Kirani James, Dani Samuels, and David Storl) to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event.

Pittman also competed in the two-woman bobsleigh at the 2014 Winter Olympics, making her the first Australian female athlete to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games.

In January 2013 whilst training for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Jana began her career in Medicine (MBBS) at Western Sydney University. In 2017, Jana completed a Bachelor of Medical Research. Jana is an Australian ambassador for Cervical Cancer (ACCF) after having a personal scare with CINIII of the cervix in 2014. After completion of her medical degree she plans to be a Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.

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