Katrina Gibbs
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Katrina Gibbs

Katrina Gibbs
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Australia
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal - first place 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 stood for 35 years until being bettered in 2013.[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 coached High Jump with the Sydney Boys High School Athletics team for 9 years from 2006-2015. She has been an active athletics official since 2013 at State, National and Oceania level, including officiating at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.


  1. ^ "Athletics Australia profile". Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ "Commonwealth Games Medallists - Athletics (Women)". Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 2008.
  3. ^ Results - 1978 Commonwealth Games (Sporting Heroes) Archived 2010-12-23 at WebCite
  4. ^ "AUSTRALIAN OUTDOOR RECORDS AS AT 10th August 2016" (PDF). Athletics Australia. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 2020.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ "Track & Field News - High Jump World Rankings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 2008.

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