Kathy Watt is best known to the Australian public as the first Australian female to win a Gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Watt also won an Olympic Silver medal in the track 3k individual Pursuit. Kathy has a career of many firsts, being the first Australian woman to win a medal at a World Championship when she won Bronze in the Individual Road Time trial at Columbia (1995) and the inaugural Commonwealth Games Road race (1990) after gaining Silver on the track.
Kathy has won World Cups, Commonwealth Games, Oceania and Australian Gold medals as well as many International cycling competitions.
She has held the Leaders Jersey in the Tour of Italy, won the Points Jersey and placed 2nd & 3rd on GC as well as winning stages.
In 1988, the Womens Tour de France was held in conjunction with the mens race and in her first major International Tour Kathy placed 7th in the General Classification.
Kathy is unique in the fact that she has experienced the Tour de France from both sides of the lens- this year as a photographer and six times as a competitor, with a true understanding of how difficult the climbs and race routes really are.
Less known is the fact that Kathy Watt is also an Award winning photographer.
An image she took of Andre Agassi won a Silver Award with the Institute of Professional Photography.
Kathy’s images won Silver & Bronze Awards the 2010 International Aperture Awards in 4 categories (Abstract/iIlustrative, Photojournalism, Science & Nature, and Sport).
Her photographic works featured in a number of exhibitions and photography prizes, including Kerala gallery’s B&W Nude Exhibition as well as their Landscape Exhibition ; and have appeared in a number of websites, magazines as well as other printed publications.
Kathy is quite versatile in her choice of photographic subjects – B&W nudes, landscape, portraits, and – of course – documentary sports photography.
Kathy has competed in 2 Olympics as an athlete & 3 as a photographer-Rio 2016, Socchi Winter Olympics 2014, London 2012