GAMES RECORD FROM BREEN
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
Winning leap: 4.86m