Manawatu Standard

Briefs ‘too brief’


Olivia Breen, the British double Paralympic world champion who will compete at the Tokyo Games next month, was left ‘‘speechless’’ after being told that her briefs were ‘‘too short and inappropri­ate’’ by an official at the English Championsh­ips. Welsh para-athlete Breen, who has cerebral palsy, was wearing official 2021 adidas briefs when the incident occurred after she competed in the long jump in Bedford at Sunday’s (UK time) event and questioned whether a male competitor would be subjected to similar remarks. ‘‘I have been wearing the same sprint-style briefs for many years, and they are specifical­ly designed for competing in,’’ she added. ‘‘I will hopefully be wearing them in Tokyo. It made me question whether a male competitor would be similarly criticised.’’

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