Dual Olympian Jana Pittman competed in Athletics at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Her best individual Olympic result was a fifth placing in the 400m hurdles in 2004. This was despite suffering a tear in her right knee during a warm up immediately preceding the Games. Injury prevented Pittman from qualifying for both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
In 2003 at the Paris World Championships, Pittman clocked a personal best time of 53.22 in the 400m hurdles to win gold, becoming the youngest 400m hurdles World Champion in history (male or female) at the time. At the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, Pittman claimed her second world crown in the 400m hurdles. This was just months after giving birth to her son Cornelius.
After retiring from track and field in 2012, Pittman tried Rowing and Boxing before deciding to concentrate on the sport of Bobsleigh. Pittman partnered with world-class pilot and former track partner Astrid Radjenovic, having both trained together 15 years ago under Jackie Byrnes.
In her first season on the ice, Pittman and Radjenovic finished seventh at Altenberg, Germany, in January 2013 - an Australian-best result. The women have produced consistent results in the 2013/14 season, their best result being a 12th place at the 2014 World Cup in St Moritz, Switzerland.
Pittman will become the first Australian female athlete to have competed at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Paul Narracott also achieved this feat when he competed in the 100m and 200m Athletics events at Los Angeles 1984 and competed in the 2-Man Bobsleigh event at the 1992 Albertville Games.