Scholar Olivia Breen makes GB team for World Para Athletics Championships in London
By Mark Ashenden
Last Updated: 12/06/17 11:04pm
Olivia Breen has been named in the 49-strong British squad for this summer's World Para Athletics Championships in London.
The 20-year-old, whose four-year spell as a Sky Academy Sports Scholar is coming to an end, has been in blistering form at the start of the season in her two events - the 100m and long jump.
Breen, who will also run in the sprint relay, said: "I am so happy to have been selected for my three events.
"This is my third world championships and it is even more exciting because it is at the Olympic Park in London. It will be amazing to be back in that stadium!
"It has been quite a journey since I was there in 2012 but I feel as though I have really grown up as an athlete and a person and I feel in a really good place.
"I hope that I can do all my amazing supporters proud!"
Breen will return to the London Stadium five years after winning bronze in the T35-38 4x100m relay at the Paralympics.
There will be 21 medallists from the 2016 Rio Games, with 10 reigning Olympic champions competing including Hannah Cockroft, Aled Davies, Jonnie Peacock and Richard Whitehead.
Para Athletics head coach Paula Dunn said: "We have selected a very strong team and I am delighted to see so many medallists from Rio lining up alongside some new faces at the senior level.
"Having a home world championship is very special for all the athletes, coaches and team staff, so we are all very honoured to be representing the British team this summer.
"I expect the British public will throw their support behind the team once more, and our team will create some unforgettable memories for them once again in the London Stadium."