Paralympics: Heartbreak for Breen as Team GB sprint to silver

Olivia Breen was '˜absolutely gutted' to miss out on her Rio finale.

Friday, 16th September 2016, 12:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:32 pm
Sophie Hahn, Georgie Hermitage, Maria Lyle and Kadeena Cox. Picture: onEdition Media

The former City of Portsmouth athlete looked on as Kadeena Cox, Maria Lyle, Alton’s Georgie Hermitage and Sophie Hahn took silver in the T35-38 4x100m relay at the Paralympics last night.

Despite breaking their own world record, the quartet were beaten by favourites China.

Breen was expected to be part of the relay team.

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Olivia Breen. Picture: onEdition Media

After finishing seventh in the T38 100m final and 12th in the T38 long jump, it was the 20-year-old’s last chance to grab a medal at the Games in Brazil.

However, she revealed on Twitter just hours before the race she would not be in the Team GB line-up.

Breen tweeted: ‘Just to let you all know I won’t be doing the relay. I am absolutely gutted but that’s sport!

‘Thank you everyone for all your support!’

Olivia Breen. Picture: onEdition Media