Carlee Beattie is a star in the long jump pit. Although she was born without a fully formed arm, her long and slender frame meant she was ideal for a career in sport. Carlee first found success in hockey and netball, and was named the most valuable player at the 2000 Netball Queensland State Titles. But after she was approached by athletics coach, Brett Jones, in a shopping centre, she turned her attention towards Para-athletics. She was inspired by the opportunities now available to athletes with a disability and quickly set about reaching the highest level of Paralympic sport. While most athletes make their international debut at tournaments and competitions outside of a Paralympic Games, Carlee kicked off her international career in Beijing. Although she didn’t medal, the 2008 Paralympic Games were a learning curve for Carlee, and it wasn’t long before she stood among the world’s best. In the… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Left below-elbow limb deficiency
Sport
Para-athletics
How acquired
Congenital
Date of Birth
September 9, 1982
Home
Salisbury, QLD
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2007
First Competed for Australia
2008
Games Experience

Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Heroes

Bronwyn Thompson

Career Highlights

Setting a new world record in long jump at the 2011 Sydney Track Classic

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Disciplines: Long Jump Classification: F47