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Courtney Harbeck

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13

Further personal information

Residence
Australia
Languages
English
Higher education
Massage Therapy - Australian Institute of Fitness: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She started competing in athletics in 2000.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Hobbies
Singing, playing guitar. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Dec 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
Paralympian Amy Winters. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Dec 2010)
Other information
DISABILITY
She suffers from Rod Monochromatism, which means she has reduced depth perception, cannot see colours and is very sensitive to glare. (visionaustralia.org, 04 July 2011)

SEEING EYE DOG
Her seeing eye dog, Jinx, has helped increase her independence: "Jinx makes it easier for me to visit my local shops and the gym independently. Also, after completing a diploma in remedial massage I am keen to secure permanent employment, so Jinx is helping me to get to [job search agency] Centrelink so I can check the current vacancies." (visionaustralia.org, 04 July 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 3 4
Women's 200 m T13 Heat 2 5