Our Ambassador Olivia Breen about to Compete in the IPC World Championships

This week, Olivia will be taking part in the IPC World Championships. She has shared with us her preparation and hopes for the event:

We were delighted when British Paralympian Olivia Breen became our first Young Ambassador two years ago. With numerous athletic achievements of her own—including bronze and silver medals in track events—Olivia has been encouraging children at Dreams Come True to find something they are passionate about and “go out there and do it”. As a successful Paralympian who lives with cerebral palsy, Olivia is a huge source of inspiration for everyone at the charity.

This week, Olivia will be taking part in the IPC World Championships. She has shared with us her preparation and hopes for the event:

“I am so excited at the prospect of being back at the Olympic Stadium next week to take part in the IPC World championship. My first event is the long jump which takes place at 10.33 am on the morning of Monday July 17th. My second event is the 100m sprint which takes place on Saturday 22nd July at 8pm in the evening. 

I spent last week in Paris at a holding camp prior to the Games and I am now back in Stratford. I am lucky enough to have my coach, Aston Moore with me for last minute training. It makes such a difference having him with me to remind me that we have done all the hard work and I just need to remember all we have worked on throughout the year when Monday comes.

I have had a pretty good season and I am really happy with the improvements, particularly in my long jump. I know I have a big jump in me and I just hope that it all comes together in my favourite place on 17th! Fingers crossed!”

On behalf of everyone at Dreams Come True, we wish Olivia the best of luck!

If you feel inspired by Olivia’s achievements, why not sign up for the Disney Half Marathon in September? All proceeds raised will go towards fulfilling the dreams of children with serious and life limiting conditions.

You can find out more here.

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Author: Hannah Attenburrow

Date: 14/07/2017

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