2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Beattie
|Born||9 September 1982|
|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 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. As of February 2013[update] she is F46 world record holder in long jump.
Beattie was born on 9 September 1982, and is from Warwick, Queensland, in the Brisbane area. She attended Warwick West,St Mary's, Assumption College and Warwick High School. As of 2012[update], she is studying to be a Nutritionist at the Endeavour College of Natural Health.
Her left arm is not fully formed, a condition she was born with, and is classified as an arm amputee. She has played other sports including field hockey and netball. She competed in the 2000 Netball State Titles, where she was named the competition's most valuable player.
Beattie is an F46 classified long jumper, 100 metre and 200 metre runner. She had participated in the javelin event but an early injury deterred her from making it a regular part of her competition schedule. As of 2011[update], she is coached by Brett Jones. She took up athletics at the encouragement of a teacher in 2007. 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. In February 2013, she again broke her own long jump world record with a leap of 5.93 metres. 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. 
Beattie first represented Australia in 2008. 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. She competed in the 2010 Australian national titles, where she won the long jump event with a distance of 5.71 metres. 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. 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. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics. In November 2011, she was debating using a prosthetic arm while competing at the London Paralympics. The limb would have cost A$5,000. She won the silver medal in the Women's Long Jump - F46 at the 2012 Games. She made the finals of the T46 100 meters, but was unable to run the final due to an adductor tear in her groin. 
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.” 
- "Beattie wins Paralympic silver". Toowoomba Chronicle. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- "Beattie soars to World Record". Athletics Australia. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
- "Carlee Beattie | APC Corporate". Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
- "Aussie Paralympic athletics squad named". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
- Chris Dutton (2012-06-06). "Canberra's Paralympic athletes aim for Games glory". Australian Capital Territory: Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
- "Paralympian Carlee Beattie armed and dangerous in the chase foe a gold medal". The Australian. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- 27 April 2010 2:25 AM (2010-04-27). "Carlee on track for London". Warwick Daily News. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- "Top 100 Nominees: Carlee Beattie". Sports for Women. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
- "Paralympic athletes embrace role model status — Yahoo!7". Au.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- "Carlee Beattie smashes long jump record". The Australian. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- Zoo Magazine (17 September 2012). "Sexiest Paralympians". Zoo Magazine (Haymarket, New South Wakes, Australia: EMAP Australia) (142): 64–67. ISSN 1833-3222.
- . Athletics Australia http://www.athletics.com.au/home/news/news/2013/march/sydney_a-qualifiers_for_samue. Retrieved 2013-03-11. Missing or empty
- "Walters sprints for London — Teenager set for Paralympics debut". Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia). 7 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "Australian Paralympic Athletics Team Announced". 2XU. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
- "Australian Paralympic Team Announced". Athletics ACT. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- "Injury ends Beattie's medal hopes". The Chronicle. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "IPC13: Silver lining for Beattie". Athletics Australia News. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- "Doha 2015". Athletics Australia News. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
- Carlee Beattie Athletics Australia Results
- Australian Paralympic Committee profile
- International Paralympic Committee profile