Sarah Carli is a member of the Australian Athletics team and a NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder who will make her Olympic debut at the 2021 Tokyo Games.  

Hailing from Wollongong in New South Wales, Carli marked her international status when at the 2011 World Youth Championships she claimed silver in the 400m hurdles.  

Following a series of injury setbacks, Sarah returned to competition in 2018 and progressed on to earn selection for the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha where she achieved a semi-final placing. Following this career highlight, in December 2020 she ran a new PB of 55.09 and in doing so gained herself an Olympic qualification time for the Tokyo Games.

Unfortunately, Sarah sustained a life-threatening injury while training in February 2021, putting her Olympic preparations on halt. Following surgery and a long rehabilitation process, Sarah was officially named to represent Australia at the Tokyo Olympic Games.