Olivia Breen Commonwealth T38 Long Jump Champion

Olivia repeated her London 2017 victory over Australia’s Erin Cleaver in the T38 long jump.

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Despite three no-jumps, Olivia  had already clinched victory before producing a personal best and Games record of 4.86m in the final round. She beat Cleaver to gold at the World Para-athletics Championships in London by 20cm, and the victory was more conclusive this time around with a winning margin of half a metre.

The Guildford-born athlete contracted a meningitis-type illness at birth and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy aged two.

Olivia  said: “It is a dream come true.

“After the Paralympics in Rio, Commonwealth Games was my aim and I have done it and I am so happy.

“With the last jump I just went for it after three no-jumps and I hit it.”

Olivia then went on to win her second medal of the games in the T38 100m. She made a good start to the race as the first three quickly got clear, keeping her composure through the second 50m and managed to secure the bronze medal (13.35sec). That made her the first athlete to win two medals in the track & field competitions.

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Congratulations Olivia from The Team at Proactive.