LEAP: Carlee Beattie has just started her competition at the Paralympics.
LEAP: Carlee Beattie has just started her competition at the Paralympics. Francois Nel

Carlee Beattie wins her second medal at the Paralympics

UPDATE 8.45am: A brilliant leap by New Zealand star Anna Grimaldi late in the competition has denied Warwick athlete Carlee Beattie silver at the Paralympics.

In the end, Beattie won bronze, her second medal at the Paralympics. She was only 5cm behind the gold medallist and 2cm behind the silver medal winner.

 Going into the last jumps, Beattie was in second place but Grimaldi bettered her best on the day by 17 centimetres to move ahead of the Warwick athlete.

Beattie's best was 5.57m with her fifth jump and then she fouled her last jump only leaving Castillo and Grimaldi to jump.

Castillo jumped 5.56m, just below her best on the day but Grimaldi left her best to last to win gold for the Kiwis.

UPDATE: Carlee Beattie has moved  into second place in the long jump at the Paralympics with a leap of 5.57m.

The Warwick athlete fouled her fourth jump and then jumped 5.57m to move into second behind leader Yunidis Castillo, of Cuba, and in front of New Zealand star Anna Grimaldi.

 Castillo jumped 5.5m with her fourth but it was still behind her best of 5.59m. Grimaldi bettered her event best with a fourth jump of 5.45m.

 The same three were on the podium at last year's world championships when Beattie produced her best jump late in the competition to secure gold.

UPDATE: Warwick long jumper Carlee Beattie is in a close battle for the long jump medals in the Rio Paralympics.

After the three placegetters from last year's world championships had all jumped, Beattie was third with jumps of 5.37m and 5.38m.

The early leader Yunidis Castillo from Cuba has jumped 5.38m and 5.59m with New Zealander Anna Grimaldi moving into second with her second jump of 5.43m after her first jump was 5.34m.

With only 21cm between first and third, the battle for medals is wide open as the event continues.

ATHLETICS: Carlee Beattie is in second place after one jump in the T46/T47 long jump at the Rio Paralympics.

She is second in order in a field of 12 and jumped 5.37m with her first attempt, 01. behind early leader Yunidis Castillo from Cuba. Both were placegetters at last year's world championships in Doha.

Beattie has the world record of 6.01m and is in her third Paralympics.

She went to school at St Mary's, Assumption and Warwick High so has plenty of hometown support as she goes for her second Paralympic medal in Rio.



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