Kitty Chiller AM
Kitty Chiller AM was Australia’s first ever female representative at the Olympic Games, when the women’s event was added to the Olympic program for the Sydney 2000. Competing with a serious knee injury she finished 14th, aged 36.
Kitty spent almost a decade at the top of her sport, before the women’s event was added to the Olympics. She was ranked world number one in 1996, 1997 and 1998, she was a seven-time World Cup medallist, six-time World Cup finalist and 12-time National Champion between 1983 and 2000.
She began competing internationally while studying at the University of Melbourne. Her first success came at the World Aquathon Championships (swimming and running) and she then joined her University fencing club which launched her modern pentathlon career.
Since retiring from the sport Kitty has remained very active, being elected as President of Modern Pentathlon Australia in 2009 and President of Modern Pentathlon Oceania in 2016. Kitty has sat on the UIPM (International MP Federation) Executive Board since 2016.
Kitty has also been an active and accomplished contributor to the Olympic movement in Australia. She has attended five Olympic Games – as Australian Team Media Director (Seoul 1988), Team Section Manager / Coach – Modern Pentathlon (Atlanta 1996), athlete (Modern Pentathlon 2000), Deputy Chef de Mission (London 2012) and Chef de Mission (Rio 2016).
In the 2019 Australia Day Honours she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to sport, particularly as a modern pentathlon competitor and administrator.
- Born in Camden, NSW, Australia
- Olympian – Sydney 2000, former World No.1
- Sydney 2000 Olympic Games when women made debut
- World Cup podium seven times between 19xx and 19XX
- Ranked world no.1 on several occasions