Qualifying for Rio a hurdle Pittman hopes to overcome
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The two-time world champion and four-time Commonwealth champion hurdler became one of the first women to represent Australia in both the summer and winter Olympics when she joined former track training partner Astrid Radjenovic as part of the Australian women’s bobsleigh team in 2014.
But her sights are now firmly set back on her first love – track – and attempting to qualify for Rio.
It is likely she will compete at the national titles in March for a spot in next year’s Olympics. “It’s rocky. This is not going to be an easy feat but we will do our best.”
With Homebush closed for resurfacing, Pittman has looked closer to home for a quiet place to train.
“This (BISP) is a great facility and, now that Home- bush is closed, you’re going to get quite a lot of athletes coming out here.”
Pittman is working with well-known athletics coach Mike Hurst and technical hurdles coach Andy Burton but credits her mum as her secret to juggling her passions.