Carlee Beattie

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Carlee Beattie
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2016 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Beattie
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1982-09-09) 9 September 1982 (age 34)
Country Australia
Sport Paralympic athletics
Disability Congenital arm amputee
Disability class T46, F46T47
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Long jump: 6.01m WR

Carlee Beattie (born 9 September 1982) is an Australian Paralympic athletics competitor. A congenital arm amputee, she won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics and a gold medal at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in the Women's Long Jump.[1] She represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. [2]


Beattie was born on 9 September 1982,[3] and is from Warwick, Queensland,[4][5] in the Brisbane area.[6] She attended Warwick West,St Mary's, Assumption College and Warwick High School.[7] As of 2012, she is studying to be a Nutritionist at the Endeavour College of Natural Health.[3][8]

Her left arm is not fully formed, a condition she was born with,[6][9] and is classified as an arm amputee.[10] She has played other sports including field hockey and netball.[7] She competed in the 2000 Netball State Titles, where she was named the competition's most valuable player.[3][7]

In 2012, she was named one of Zoo Weekly's sexiest Paralympians.[11]


Beattie at the 2012 London Paralympics
Beattie at the 2012 London Paralympics
Beattie at the 2012 London Paralympics

Beattie is an F46 classified long jumper,[3] 100 metre and 200 metre runner.[10] She had participated in the javelin event but an early injury deterred her from making it a regular part of her competition schedule.[7] As of 2011, she is coached by Brett Jones.[6] She took up athletics at the encouragement of a teacher[9] in 2007.[3] She has held a world record of 5.89 metres in her classification in the long jump, a record she set in April 2011. She broke her March 2011 world record set at the March 2011 Sydney Grand Prix.[3][6][10] In February 2013, she again broke her own long jump world record with a leap of 5.93 metres.[12] She bettered this mark at her next meet, the 2013 Sydney Track Classic at Sydney Olympic Park in early March, eclipsing the 6 metre mark to set a new world record of 6.01 metres. [13]

Beattie first represented Australia in 2008.[3] She represented Australia at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in the long jump, 100 metre and 200 metre event, making the finals in none of her events.[3][4][6][10] She competed in the 2010 Australian national titles, where she won the long jump event with a distance of 5.71 metres.[7] She competed in the Australian national titles in April 2011, competing in both her classification and the able bodied athlete event. In the able bodied event, she finished eighth.[3] She competed in the 2011 IPC World Athletics Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand finishing second in the long jump and third in the 100 metre event.[6][10] She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics.[3][5][14][15][16] In November 2011, she was debating using a prosthetic arm while competing at the London Paralympics.[6] The limb would have cost A$5,000.[6] She won the silver medal in the Women's Long Jump - F46 at the 2012 Games.[1] She made the finals of the T46 100 meters, but was unable to run the final due to an adductor tear in her groin. [17]

At the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, she won a silver medal in the Women's Long Jump F46.[18]

Beattie won her first gold medal in a major international competition by winning the Women's Long Jump T47 at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha with a jump of 5.75m. Beattie commented on winning gold "I’ve always been the bridesmaid and to have this before Rio is such a massive confidence boost. It will give me the drive to keep going, to want it even more and to make sure that I can do the same thing again at the Paralympic Games.” [19]

At the 2016 Rio Paralympics, she won the bronze medal in the Women's Long Jump T45/46/47 with a jump of 5.57m, which as 5cm behind the winner Anna Grimaldi.[20]

She is coached in Brisbane, Queensland by Gary Bourne. [18]


  1. ^ a b "Beattie wins Paralympic silver". Toowoomba Chronicle. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Australian Paralympic Athletics Team announced". Australian Paralympic Committee News, 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Carlee Beattie | APC Corporate". Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Aussie Paralympic athletics squad named". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  5. ^ a b Chris Dutton (2012-06-06). "Canberra's Paralympic athletes aim for Games glory". Australian Capital Territory: Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Paralympian Carlee Beattie armed and dangerous in the chase foe a gold medal". The Australian. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  7. ^ a b c d e 27 April 2010 2:25 AM (2010-04-27). "Carlee on track for London". Warwick Daily News. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  8. ^ "Top 100 Nominees: Carlee Beattie". Sports for Women. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Paralympic athletes embrace role model status — Yahoo!7". Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Carlee Beattie smashes long jump record". The Australian. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  11. ^ Zoo Magazine (17 September 2012). "Sexiest Paralympians". Zoo Magazine. Haymarket, New South Wakes, Australia: EMAP Australia (142): 64–67. ISSN 1833-3222. 
  12. ^ "Beattie soars to World Record". Athletics Australia. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  13. ^ . Athletics Australia Retrieved 2013-03-11.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Walters sprints for London — Teenager set for Paralympics debut". Canberra Times. Canberra, Australia. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Australian Paralympic Athletics Team Announced". 2XU. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Australian Paralympic Team Announced". Athletics ACT. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  17. ^ "Injury ends Beattie's medal hopes". The Chronicle. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "IPC13: Silver lining for Beattie". Athletics Australia News. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Doha 2015". Athletics Australia News. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "Athletics results". Rio Paralympics official website. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 

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