Carlee Beattie
Carlee Beattie

Beattie wins Paralympic silver

WARWICK athlete Carlee Beattie produced her best jump when it mattered most to win a silver medal in the Paralympics in London this morning.

Beattie was in third place in F46 long jump with a best of 5.38m going into her sixth and last jump. 

She leapt 5.57m to move into second place, just .06 behind leader Nikol Rodomakina, of Russia.

The Warwick athlete moved ahead of second placegetter China athlete Jingling Ouyant with her last jump and had to wait for the final jump by Ouyant to know the colour of her medal.

Ouyant finished with a jump of 5.34m, behind her best of 5.41m, to secure bronze.

The event was won by 19-year-old who jumped a best of 5.63m with her first attempt. Rodomakina won the event at last year's world championships in Christchurch with Beattie in second place. 

The medal this morning is Beattie's first in the Paralympics. She debuted in the Beijing Paralympics but did not compete in long jump four years ago.

Beattie and Rodomakina will be two of the athletes to contest the T46 100m heats on Tuesday night (AEST).  

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