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8 April 2004
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Lockdown was a chance for plenty to reset and try new things and Katie Crowhurst was no different.
Having taken up swimming as a toddler, the 18-year-old was soon training alongside sighted swimmers before competing against older visually impaired athletes with plenty of success.
The Maidenhead native turned to open-water swimming during lockdown as well as cycling and running when pools closed due to the Covid pandemic.
The new disciplines inspired Crowhurst to make the leap from swimming to triathlon and she has already picked up medals.
She won silver at the British Championships and a medal of the same colour at the World Triathlon Para Cup in Alhandra where she was the youngest competitor in the women’s event by seven years.
Another promising debut came at the World Triathlon Para Championships in Abu Dhabi at the end of the season where she finished sixth and she will aim for more success as she makes her Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham.