Jana Pittman : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career

Jana Pittman is an Australian former athlete, who specialized in the 400 meters know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career

Jana Pittman : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career
Jana Pittman
  Bio
Name Jana Pittman
Birthdate ( Age) 9 November 1982 
Place of Birth  Eastwood, Australia
Nationality AustraliaN
Marital Status  Married
Husband/Partner Chris Rawlinson (m. 2010–2011), Chris Rawlinson (m. 2006–2009)
Children Cornelis Levi Rawlinson
Father Brian Pittman
Mother Jackie Pittman
Profession Australian former athlete
Net Worth $2.5 million
Last Update August 2021

Jana Pittman is an Australian former athlete, who specialised in the 400 metres run and 400-metre hurdles events. She is a two-time world champion in the 400 m 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.

Early Life and Family

Pittman attended Matthew Pearce Primary School, Mount St Benedict College and Girraween High School in western Sydney. She is second cousin to diver Melissa Wu.She competed until April 2006 under her maiden name Pittman, then under her married name Rawlinson, and in 2009, following the breakdown of her marriage, as Pittman-Rawlinson.

Pittman won the 400 m hurdles at the 1999 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Bydgoszcz and became treble champion in 200 m, 400 m and 400 m hurdles at the national championships of that year. In 2000, she became the first woman ever to win the 400 m flat and hurdles double at any IAAF or IOC championships – in this case, the 2000 World Junior Championships in Santiago (Chile)

Jana Pittman Husband 

On 31 March 2006, Pittman married English athlete Chris Rawlinson at Morningstar Estate on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Rawlinson, also a specialist 400 m hurdler, coached Jana from 2004 to 2009. On 14 December 2006 she gave birth to the couple's first child, son Cornelis Levi.

She later stated that she had gone for a hard twenty-minute run on the morning of the birth and "felt like a whale".In April 2009, it was announced that Pittman and Rawlinson had separated after three years of marriage and, in May 2009, she returned to training under Craig Hilliard, who had previously coached her.

Jana Pittman Net Worth

Jana Pittman is an Australian former athlete who has an estimated Net Worth of between $2.5 million in 2021. 

Professional Career

As at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Pittman-Rawlinson was a member of Australia's gold medal-winning 4 × 400 m relay team (with Tamsyn Lewis, Caitlin Willis and Rosemary Hayward). However, the 2006 Aussie team was awarded the gold medal after the disqualification of the England team for a baton-change violation.

Pittman later wrote a letter of apology to the English team and offered her gold medal to them. She blamed the disqualification on Lewis who, alongside Pittman, went up to the officials after the race to point out the violation of Englishwoman Natasha Danvers-Smith of taking an incorrect position on the starting leg.According to the ABC Sports Desk

In January 2008, Pittman was nominated for 'Comeback of the Year' at the Laureus World Sports Awards.In February 2008, Pittman was quoted as saying she could visualise her win at the Beijing Olympics and that she would run a world record time. But on 9 July 2008, Pittman announced she would not be competing at the Beijing Games, because of the complications with the toe injury.The Australian subsequently reported that a large number of Australians had "viciously turned against the fallen track star", strongly criticising her.

In January 2008, Pittman was nominated for 'Comeback of the Year' at the Laureus World Sports Awards.In February 2008, Pittman was quoted as saying she could visualise her win at the Beijing Olympics and that she would run a world record time. But on 9 July 2008, Pittman announced she would not be competing at the Beijing Games, because of the complications with the toe injury.The Australian subsequently reported that a large number of Australians had "viciously turned against the fallen track star", strongly criticising her.

In 2014 Pittman competed in the two-person bobsleigh event at the Sochi Winter Olympics. In doing so she became the first female (and second overall after Paul Narracott) to represent Australia in both the summer and winter olympics. The team of Pittman (brakeman) and Astrid Radjenovic (pilot) finished in 14th position.