Quest to bring back gold
A YEAR from today, Warwick athlete Carlee Beattie hopes to be winning medals at the Paralympic Games in London.
After debuting in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, Beattie won silver and bronze at this year’s world championships in Christchurch.
She set a new record of 5.84 metres for the F46 long jump this year before increasing the record to 5.89m in April. Beattie equalled her own record last month at the German Athletes with a Disability Games.
“I am aiming for gold in the long jump in London and would also like to win a medal in the 100m and 200m,” she said.
Beattie played netball and hockey in Warwick before pursuing an athletics dream.