Para-athletics Discus champ Caitlin Bargwanna qualifies to represent New South Wales
Para-athletics Discus champ Caitlin Bargwanna qualifies to represent New South Wales Cathryn McLauchlan

Young para-athlete on her way to represent NSW

WHEN young para-athlete Caitlin Bargwanna was diagnosed with an intellectual disability two years ago it didn't take long before she started turning heads.

In 2015 she took out silver in discus at the National School Sports Championships, and now she's on track to do it again.

Caitlin will represent New South Wales at nationals in November.

Her mother, Kerry Delaney, said Caitlin was the number one qualifier for discus this year for the 11-year-old girls and the number three qualifier for long jump.

"(The long jump) spun me out because that's actually one of her weaker events," Ms Delaney said.

Ms Delaney said Caitlin had clearly improved in the past year, going up a weight class in discus to put her at 750g.

"She's had quite a good year ... she took out Senior Girls paraAthlete Champion for the Northern Rivers zone," she said.

"She just does it all for the fun of it."

The National School Sports Championships will be held at the end of November.



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