Portsmouth's Paralympic star Olivia Breen goes for gold tonight

The whole of Portsmouth will be behind Olivia Breen tonight when the Paralympic star goes for gold in her final event of the Games.

Thursday, 15th September 2016, 1:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:44 pm
Olivia Breen will be running for gold at 11.30pm tonight Credit: onEdition

The City of Portsmouth Athletics Club sprinter will be hoping to take home a medal from the women’s 4x100m T35-38 final, which is set to start to 11.30pm.

During her time in Rio Olivia has already achieved a 7th place finish in the T38 100m final and 12th place in the T38 long jump.

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr David Fuller, said he would be staying up late to watch Olivia in action.

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He added: ‘I have really been enjoying watching it all. I’m a bit nervous for tonight though.

‘It is fantastic that these Games are going on and I will be watching.

‘Hopefully Olivia will be able to show off a gold medal as well when she gets home.’

Olivia and her teammates will be running at 11.30pm tonight. Coverage will be on Channel 4.