Catriona Bisset

Get to know Catriona Bisset

Sport: Athletics

Event: 800m

University connections:

  • Student (Architecture and Diploma of Languages)
  • Melbourne University Athletics Club member


  • Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Scholarship recipient
  • Australian 800m record holder
  • 2019 World University Games gold medal
  • 2019 University of Melbourne Female Athlete of the Year
  • Full Blues in Athletics (2019) and Half Blue in Athletics (2017)

Master of Architecture and Diploma of Languages student-athlete Catriona Bisset will be competing in her first Olympic Games in Tokyo. Catriona has been a member of the Elite Athlete Program since coming to the University in 2017, and has worked closely with Strength and Conditioning Coach Tony Sephton throughout her preparation for Tokyo.

Bisset broke out in 2019, breaking the two-minute barrier in the 800m for the first time at the UniNationals Athletics while representing the University. An incredible year followed, as Bisset won gold at the World University Games in Italy, before breaking the Australian record at a Diamond League event in London.

In a warm-up event for the Games in Poland, Bisset broke her own Australian record, clocking a time of 1:58.09, the fourth-fastest time in the world of 2021.


Event Date and Time (AEST)

Women's 800m Round 1

Fri 30 July, 10:00 - 13:30

Women's 800m Semifinals

Sat 31 July, 20:00 - 22:55

Women's 800m Final

Tue 3 Aug, 20:00 - 22:55