In 2010, a year after her accident, Kelly now 14, started athletics and in 2011 went to the National Championships, coming home with 3 gold medals and 1 silver. Kelly’s short-term sporting goal is to go to the 2013 Nationals and make a new Personal Best with her new running leg.
Kelly, 14, started athletics in 2010 a year after losing her foot.
In 2009, Kelly was just 9 years old when she had to have her foot amputated following a bus accident.
In 2011 she went to the National Championships, coming home with three gold medals and one silver.
Kelly’s short-term sporting goal is to compete at the 2013 Nationals and perform a new Personal Best with her new prosthetic running leg.
Her long-term goals is to be able to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, to continue to be the QLD record holder for the 100m and 200m (T44 classification) and to become the National record holder this year or next.
Kelly’s advice to other athletes is to not give up on what you want to achieve, its not an easy track and there is a lot of bumps along the way but it all works out in the end, you just have to be patient and help you coach help you. And to make sure you don’t expect too much of yourself too quickly, because quality comes over time.
Kelly also continued her dancing after her accident and has entered into solo eisteddfods in open competition until this year. She also competed in touch football for her school this year.