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HARBECK Courtney
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age30
Human Interest
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.
Senior 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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2008 200m T13 27.73
9 2008 100m T13 13.03