Breen ready to make a giant leap forward in Glasgow

Olivia Breen is ready for the Glasgow Games
Olivia Breen is ready for the Glasgow Games
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Olivia Breen insists it is all systems go for the Commonwealth Games after a promising outing at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London.

With her Commonwealth Games bow right around the corner, the City of Portsmouth star headed to Horse Guards Parade on Sunday for some last-minute competition.

While she starred on the track in the London 2012 Paralympics, Breen will represent Wales in the F38 Para long jump in Glasgow, with the opening ceremony taking place tonight.

She was back on sprint duty on Sunday, finishing third in the 100m (13.84 sec), with Sophie Hahn taking glory.

Breen felt it was the perfect run out before her event in Glasgow on Sunday.

‘The Anniversary Games was really good,’ she said.

‘I had a really good start and was ahead of everyone but then they took over me.

‘But I was still really happy because normally my starts aren’t very good.

‘I am going to the Commonwealth Games for the long jump, so I have a very busy time but it is good.

‘I am representing Wales because my mum is Welsh so that will be great.

‘I just got back from Portugal so I am really looking forward to it and this was good preparation.

‘I am hoping to get a medal but I only started long jump in December so it will be a big ask.’

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