Beattie clan so proud of Carlee
NAT Beattie uses the words fantastic, amazing and unreal to describe the silver medal winning effort of his sister Carlee in the Paralympics.
Early Monday, the Warwick Paralympian won silver in the F46 long jump, .06 behind the gold medallist.
The eldest of Carlee's two brothers, Nat, said it was unreal to think how far she had come since the Beijing Paralympics in 2008.
"She went to Beijing hoping to make a final which she did and four years later has a medal," Nat said.
"It is a huge achievement."
He reckons Carlee may go on to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 but said she would assess her future when she returned home.
"It depends a bit on how her body holds up," he said.
"It is a credit to her to go so far. She doesn't get a lot of funding and has largely put herself through the past four years of training."
Nat spoke to his sister straight after her medal win and said she was happy with the medal.
"She said it was an amazing feeling," Nat said.
"Carlee told me she pulled up a bit sore after the long jump but she always does after competition.
"In the conversation, she said she was looking forward to the 100m."
Their father, Rob Beattie, is at the Paralympics in London and Nat said he was happy on two fronts.
"Dad has obviously followed her career closely but a fair bit of her athletics ability comes from him," Nat said.
"He is enjoying himself no end at the Paralympics."
Rob still holds 100m and 200m Warwick All Schools records he set in the 100m and 200m when at Warwick State High School in 1978.
As the long jump was not televised live by the ABC, Nat followed his sister's progress on his computer.
"I then saw the highlights with one of her jumps," he said.
"The wind seemed to be changing a fair bit, which can throw you in the run-up.
"A fair few of the girls (including Carlee) fouled jumps."
Carlee is also through to the final of the T46 100m which was run late last night.
The final of the T46 100m will be early tomorrow morning (AEST) and on the Wednesday night program in London.
The 100m will be Carlee's final event at the Paralympics - there is no relay for her.