Athletics Weekly - - COM­MON­WEALTH GAMES -

WALES’ Olivia Breen de­scribed her vic­tory as a dream come true af­ter she added the Com­mon­wealth T38 long jump ti­tle to the world gold she won in Lon­don last sum­mer.

Keep­ing her cool de­spite the hot con­di­tions, the 21-yearold jumped 4.56m – which would have been enough for gold – af­ter two fouls and later im­proved to a Games record­break­ing PB of 4.86m.

Her win­ning leap was one cen­time­tre fur­ther than the Par­a­lympic re­lay medal­list had ever pre­vi­ously recorded with a le­gal wind, im­prov­ing on the in­door mark she jumped in Fe­bru­ary.

Breen’s pre­vi­ous out­door best had been 4.81m which she jumped last sum­mer to claim her gold at the World Para Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships.

On that oc­ca­sion she beat Erin Cleaver to the ti­tle and the Aus­tralian again took sil­ver, this time in front of her home crowd, with a 4.36m jump, while her team-mate Tay­lor Doyle claimed bronze af­ter a leap of 4.22m.

Eng­land’s 16-year-old Molly Kings­bury jumped 3.85m to place sixth, while Scot­land’s Amy Carr was seventh af­ter her 3.65m leap.

Olivia Breen: gold for Wales

Erin Cleaver:


Win­ning leap: 4.86m

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