World Para-athletics Championships: Olivia Breen wins long jump gold in London

From BBC - July 17, 2017

Olivia Breen won the T38 long jump to secure a ninth gold medal for Great Britain at the World Para-athletics Championships in London.

Breen, 20, who has cerebral palsy, recorded a personal best of 4.81m to claim a first individual major title.

She finished ahead of Australian Erin Cleaver and Anna Trener-Wierciak of Poland.

Britain are leading the medal table with 16 in total, including two silver and five bronze.

Wales' Breen, who won a gold medal in the 4x100m relay at the 2015 World Championships, only finished 12th in the long jump at the Paralympics Games last year.


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