Bronze for Breen in Swansea

IPC European Athletics Championship 2014
Swansea University
19.08.14
. Picture: Steve Pope-SPORTINGW

IPC European Athletics Championship 2014 Swansea University 19.08.14 . Picture: Steve Pope-SPORTINGWALES - Credit: SPORTINGWALES

Oaklands College sprinter Olivia Breen won bronze at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea.

The 18-year-old clocked 13.96s in a tight T38 100m final to claim third place.

Speaking to Welsh Athletic’s official website, she said: “I’m so happy, I just wanted to get out there and do it.

“I felt the Ukrainian on my shoulder and I aimed to beat her so I just went for it. I did it.

“I’m happy because this is the most important event to me. I’ve just started competing in the long jump but this is my main event.”


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Breen has another chance of a medal in the F35/F38 4x100m relay on Saturday.

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