1st in 100m and 200m 2006 FESPIC Games, 10th Beijing 2008
Two gold at 2006 FESPIC Games
Charlotte Saville is a young and successful athlete from South Frankston in Victoria. Born with cerebral palsy, Charlotte began competing in athletic events in 2000. By 2006 she had already made her first Australian team for the FESPIC Games in Kuala Lumpur where she managed to bring home two gold medals in the 100m and 200m events.
Charlotte’s current club is the Frankston Athletics Club, where she is mentored by John Eden. She also received the Most Improved Junior Award from Wheelchair Sports Victoria in 2004 and the Eastern Metro School Sports Award from Victorian School Sports in 2002.
At her first Paralympic Games, Charlotte finished tenth in the final of the javelin with a 22.78m throw.
Outside of athletics Charlotte loves to listen to the music created by her favourite artists Pink, Joss Stone and Kelly Clarkson. She also loves to sing and hopes to one day go to a musical academy after high-school to continue further study.
Charlotte’s favourite foods are mainly green, as she is a vegetarian. Her other hobbies include motorbike riding, surfing, body boarding, swimming and singing. She counts Michael J Fox as one of her heroes and lives by the quote, “if you want something go out and get it, don’t let your dreams pass you by.”