Sport Olivia Breen claims long jump gold on day four in London

13:40  17 july  2017
13:40  17 july  2017 Source:   Press Association

Hannah Cockroft takes second gold in London

  Hannah Cockroft takes second gold in London Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft claimed her second gold and Great Britain's 10th of the World Para Athletics Championships on Monday night. After Olivia Breen's T38 long jump gold earlier on the fourth day, five-time Paralympic champion Cockroft won the T34 800 metres.The 24-year-old Halifax racer clocked a championship record of two minutes 01.78 seconds to win ahead of Alexa Halko of the United States. Briton Kare Adenegan took bronze.Cockroft, who opened the hosts' account with 100m victory on Friday, is now a nine-time world champion after successfully defending the 800m title she won in Doha in 2015.

Olivia Breen (left) celebrates relay gold for Britain in Doha. I qualified for London 2012 and was the second youngest athlete. AMBITIONS? With Julie's patience and understanding of how my body works I began to learn the art of long jumping .

Olivia Breen is targeting 100m, long jump and relay in Rio. The 20-year-old will be going for 100m, long jump and relay gold at the Games in Rio. 'I remember my first sports day when I was five, I won the race and that was the best day ,' she said.

Olivia Breen made it nine gold medals for Great Britain: 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium

Olivia Breen claimed Great Britain's ninth gold medal of the World Para Athletics Championships on Monday's fourth day of competition at the London Stadium.

After Aled Davies and Jonnie Peacock took Britain's tally to eight golds on Sunday's third day, Breen was triumphant in the T38 long jump.

Breen, 21 later this month, won with a personal best of 4.81 metres.

Erin Cleaver of Australia was second with a best of 4.61m and Anna Trener-Wierciak of Poland third with a best of 4.60.

The gold and silver medallists from Rio were absent, but Breen's leap would have been good enough for Paralympic gold last September.

Richard Whitehead disappointed but Hannah Cockroft takes gold in London

  Richard Whitehead disappointed but Hannah Cockroft takes gold in London Hannah Cockroft claimed her second gold of the World Para Athletics Championships before Richard Whitehead missed out on his bid and expressed frustration at a lack of opportunity at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Wheelchair racer Cockroft won the T34 800 metres after colluding with team-mate Kare Adenegan, who finished third, and Sophie Kamlish won the T44 100m to take host Great Britain's gold medal tally to 11. Olivia Breen had won the ninth gold earlier in the day.

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We speak to Olivia Breen , GB sprinter and long jumper about the road to Rio, the sacrifices she makes for her sport and what’s next on the horizon. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays tend to be my big training days . Recently I have been concentrating on my long jump so I will do a couple of

She finished 12th in the Paralympic final, but has made vast improvement since.

Breen has been a world champion before, but this was her first as an individual after her relay success in Doha two years ago.

She put together an impressive series, which included two fouls.

She took the first-round lead with a jump of 4.61 and a personal best of 4.72 in the third round was followed by her fourth-round leap of 4.81.

Victory was assured before the final round, where she leapt 4.75m.

Further success is anticipated for the hosts on Monday, with wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft and double amputee Richard Whitehead chasing their second golds, in the T34 800m and T42 100m, respectively.

Stef Reid delighted to finally upgrade to gold after long jump victory .
Stef Reid was overjoyed to shed her serial silver status with T44 women's long jump gold on day two of the World Para Athletics Championships in London on Saturday. The 32-year-old, who won Paralympic silver in 2012 and 2016, leapt to a best of 5.40 metres to take her first major global championships title."There's that part of your brain where you think, 'Gosh, I don't want to be the silver girl forever'," Reid said."And you have all sorts of questions that go through your head."You've just got to be tough, as a person that keeps on coming back, keeps on trying.

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