Olivia Breen surprised even herself with her consistency as she won bronze in the T38 long jump at the World Para Athletics Championships.

The 23-year-old, who won gold in London two years ago, claimed third place with a best jump of 4.93m as she delivered an impressively steady series.

She finished behind Hungary’s Luca Ekler, who won with a championship record 5.31m, and Russia’s Margarita Goncharova to earn Britain’s third medal of the championships.

After a chaotic 2018 blighted by injury, in which Breen developed tendinitis in her right knee, the Brit was delighted to see her hard work translate into results.

“I’m really happy; after such a long season, it was great to have such a good competition. I just gave it my all,” Breen said.

“The wind was very frustrating, but I did the best I could in those conditions. There is nothing we could do so I just went for it.

“I couldn’t believe how consistent my series was. I don’t often have that. But my training has been going so well, so I’m really pleased with how I performed.

“I came into this competition ranked third, so it means a lot to win the bronze medal. All the hard work has paid off.”

Elsewhere, Richard Chiassaro finished fifth in an extremely hard-fought T54 800m final in 1:33.84 secs with Isaac Towers and Ben Rowlings finishing seventh and eighth respectively in the T34 400m final.

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