Two-time Paralympic medallist Carlee Beattie is a star in the long jump pit.
She found her start in Paralympic sport when she was approached by Para-athletics coach Brett Jones in a shopping centre. Having already played and excelled in both hockey and netball, Carlee was eager to explore the opportunities available to her in Para-sport.
While most athletes make their international debuts at a grand prix, world championship or the Commonwealth Games, Carlee is unlike most athletes. She leapt into the deep end, representing Australia for the first time at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.
Although Carlee did not win a medal in Beijing, where she contested the women’s 100m T46 and women’s 200m T46, she gained crucial international experience, and by the time the London 2012 Paralympic Games rolled around, she was ready to compete against and defeat the world’s best.
Still fresh from winning a silver and bronze …Read More