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

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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 .

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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.

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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.

Richard Whitehead frustrated by lack of opportunities at Tokyo 2020 .
Richard Whitehead has expressed frustration at a lack of opportunities at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, dismissing rival athletes' concerns that double amputee runners like him are a "danger".Richard Whitehead has expressed frustration at a lack of opportunities at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, dismissing rival athletes' concerns that double amputee runners like him are a "danger".

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