Carlee Beattie competes in the women’s long jump ambulant at the Australian Athletics National Championships last year.
Carlee Beattie competes in the women’s long jump ambulant at the Australian Athletics National Championships last year. Mark Dadswell

Carly's big shot

WARWICK athlete Carlee Beattie has qualified for the 2012 Paralympics and only has to retain her form to be on the plane in August.

Beattie has already qualified for long jump and sprints.

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She is the current world record holder in F46 long jump with a leap of 5.89m.

The former St Mary's/Assumption/Warwick State High student also competes in able-bodied long jump and needs to jump 6.1m to qualify for this year's nationals.

Beattie has her first chance to better 6m in a fortnight in Perth Grand Prix.

The Perth event will be her first since recovering from a hamstring injury.

"I have been training right through but not at full pace," Beattie said.

After Perth, she will gear up for the Australian Paralympic Championships in Melbourne in April.

Beattie said it was very exciting to be looking at her second Paralympics.

"Beijing was for the experience but this time I am going to medal," she said.

As the world record holder, Beattie's best medal chance is in the long jump.



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