Participants

Carly SALMON

Carly SALMON
    Athletics
Birth Date:  09 Jul 1999
Place of Birth:  WAGGA WAGGA
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  18
Gender:   Female
Sport Class
T35

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's T35 100m 4

Carly SALMON - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Wed, 11 Apr 21:22
Gold Medal Event Women's T35 100m Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Women's 100m T35 6 15.92
2017 London, GBR Women's 200m T35 6 33.66
2015 Doha, QAT Women's 100m T35 5r1h1 17.34
2013 Lyon, FRA Women's 100m T35 5 16.82
2013 Lyon, FRA Women's 200m T35 3 34.92

Hobbies







Volunteering for Family Link, where she looks after children with special needs. (athletics.com.au, Mar 2018)



 


Occupation

Student (athletics.com.au, Mar 2018)


Languages spoken

English


Injuries

Shin pains prevented her from competing in the T35 200m at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Returned to the track six days later and participated in the T35 100m at the same competition. (dailyadvertiser.com.au, 22 Oct 2015; paralympic.org, 29 Oct 2015)


Reason

As an eight-year-old, her teacher saw her potential in sport and encouraged her to take part in local 'Athletes with a Disability' competitions. (athletics.com.au, Mar 2018)


Ambition

In 10 years she hopes to be juggling her thriving athletics career while working with kids with disabilities. Her ultimate goal is simply to make a difference. (athletics.com.au, Mar 2018)


Hero

Australian Paralympic gold medallist, Kelly CARTWRIGHT. She was honoured to compete alongside CARTWRIGHT at the 2013 World Championships. Meeting her was the moment she realised she had the potential to go far in her sport. (athletics.com.au, Mar 2018)


Influence

Her parents (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)


Additional information

IMPAIRMENT DETAILS
Born with cerebral palsy, as a result of a stroke before birth. Restricted movement down the left side of her body. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; riverinaleader.com.au, 15 Jun 2015)


RECOVERY
Had thoughts of quitting Para athletics after not being selected to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. But watching friends in action inspired her to continue the sport with a focus on long jump, as well as sprinting. "When I was told I was not going I was shattered. I knew it was a strong possibility because my class had got so tough. I was definitely a mess for a long time. But the support from my school, parents and friends has definitely got me back." (nswathletics.org.au, 16 Oct 2016)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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