Kate Shortman has made waves in the international artistic swimming scene since her senior debuts at European and world-level in 2016 and 2017, respectively, having gone on to make her maiden Olympic Games appearance and win a landmark World Championship medal.
2023 was Shortman’s most successful year to date. Having combined with duet partner Isabelle Thorpe in storming to bronze at the European Games in Krakow, the pair then recorded Great Britain’s highest-ever duet finish at a World Championships, in Fukuoka. Kate also then went on to secure Britain’s first ever World Championship medal in artistic swimming, with a stunning bronze in the Solo Free event.
2022 saw Shortman again impress on the world stage, recording a ninth-place finish alongside Thorpe, whilst placing seventh individually. Another previous visit to Budapest in 2021 allowed her to claim seventh and sixth-place results in duet and solo events at the European Championships.
In 2021, she made her Olympic debut in Tokyo alongside Thorpe, recording 14th-place in the Women’s Duet, having secured their position in the Games via qualification in Barcelona.
The 2019 season brought Shortman her first individual FINA World Series medal with a bronze medal in Barcelona, which was followed up with reaching the Solo Tech and Free finals at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, in addition to a 14th place finish in the both the Duet Tech and Free.
At her second senior European Championships in 2018, Shortman finished ninth in the Free Solo and 11th with Thorpe in the Free Duet.
Shortman also competed at her first European Championships in 2016, finishing eighth as the youngest member of the British team in both the Tech Team and Free Team events. The following year Shortman made her World Championship debut, finishing 16th alongside Thorpe in the Free Duet, as well as making the Free Solo final on the way to a 12th place finish.
|Women's Duet (Tech & Free Combined)||2021 - Tokyo||169.8881||14th|
|Women's Duet (Tech & Free Combined)||2021 - Barcelona||170.9562||7th|
|Solo Free||2023 - Fukuoka||219.9542||Bronze|
|Solo Tech||2023 - Fukuoka||192.0267||12th|
|Duet Tech||2023 - Fukuoka||228.3801||8th|
|Duet Free||2023 - Fukuoka||226.4834||5th|
|Solo Tech||2022 - Budapest||85.1632||7th|
|Duet Tech||2022 - Budapest||84.9571||9th|
|Solo Tech||2019 - Gwangju||83.9548||10th|
|Solo Free||2019 - Gwangju||84.7667||11th|
|Duet Tech||2019 - Gwangju||83.5904||14th|
|Duet Free||2019 - Gwangju||83.8000||14th|
|Free Solo||2017 - Budapest||82.3667||12th|
|Free Duet||2017 - Budapest||82.5667||16th|
|Duet Tech||2022 - Rome||14.0200||7th|
|Solo Tech||2022 - Rome||85.0690||5th|
|Team Free Combination||2022 - Rome||14.0500||4th|
|Duet Free||2022 - Rome||14.0900||7th|
|Team Tech||2022 - Rome||13.3400||6th|
|Duet Free||2021 - Budapest||85.8000||7th|
|Duet Tech||2021 - Budapest||84.9244||7th|
|Solo Free||2021 - Budapest||86.0000||6th|
|Solo Free||2018 - Glasgow||84.7333||9th|
|Solo Tech||2018 - Glasgow||82.7030||9th|
|Duet Free||2018 - Glasgow||82.0000||11th|
|Duet Tech||2018 - Glasgow||80.2820||10th|
|Team Free||2018 - Glasgow||78.9333||9th|
|Team Tech||2018 - Glasgow||78.0072||9th|
|Team Combination||2018 - Glasgow||81.3667||7th|
|Tech Team||2016 - London||76.9850||8th|
|Free Team||2016 - London||79.0000||8th|
|Duet Tech||2023 - Krakow||242.9967||5th|
|Duet Free||2023 - Krakow||223.5084||Bronze|
|Solo Tech||2023 - Montpellier||242.1042||4th|
|Duet Tech||2023 - Montpellier||242.3042||6th|
|Duet Free||2023 - Montpellier||324.3958||Bronze|