Olivia would like to see more opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged young people to be physically active.

Commonwealth Games Champion and Paralympian, Olivia Breen has officially joined Access Sport as an Ambassador this summer, just days before winning a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Olivia’s spectacular win as part of Team Wales, saw her take gold in the T37/38 100m sprint final on Tuesday 2nd August.


Olivia’s Commonwealth gold medal is the latest accomplishment to add to a fast-growing tally of Paralympic, Commonwealth, IPC European and World Championship medals. 

“We are delighted to welcome Olivia Breen as an Ambassador of Access Sport. Olivia is a fantastic role model and her recent performance at the Commonwealth Games will have inspired so many young people! We look forward to working with Olivia in a number of different ways, including advocating for greater inclusion in grassroots sport”
 - Helen Rowbotham, CEO, Access Sport

Olivia is a Paralympic athlete, who has competed for Wales and Great Britain mainly in T38 sprint, T35-38 4 x 100m relay, and T38 long jump events. She began training with the junior group of the City of Portsmouth Athletics Club in England at age 13.

Olivia has won Paralympic bronze medals in London 2012 (4 x 100m relay, T35-38) and Tokyo 2020 (long-jump, T38).  She has represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, 2018 and 2022, winning a gold medal in the long jump and a bronze medal in the T37/38 100m sprint at the 2018 Gold Coast Games, and a gold medal in the T37/38 100m sprint at the 2022 Games in Birmingham.

Olivia has also won several medals competing at the IPC World and European Championships, most notably winning gold medals and setting a new world record in both 2015 (IPC World Championships) and 2016 (IPC European Championships) as part of the 4 x 100m relay team.

Olivia shares Access Sport’s vision that no one should be excluded from the transformational benefits of community sport and she would like to see more opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged young people to be physically active in their local communities.