PARALYMPIAN TOLD HER SPRINT SHORTS ARE TOO SHORT
Welsh Paralympian, Olivia Breen, shared her utter disbelief after she was told that her sprint shorts are "too short".
This comment was made by a volunteer at the recent English Championships where athletes were doing their best to qualify for the Paralympic Games.
The 24-year-old took to Twitter to vent.
Acknowledging that while she is "always very grateful for the incredible volunteers who officiate at athletic events", as they "do an amazing job and make it possible for us to compete", Breen said she felt "disappointed because, just as I finished my long jump competition at the English Championships, one of the female officials felt it necessary to inform me that my sprint briefs were too short and inappropriate", reports People.
The shorts in question are part of the Adidas official 2021 range and have been designed specifically for competitions.
"For me, it just made me angry. If I was 16 or something it would make me burst into tears." Breen also added that she believes officials need to be provided with better guidance on using appropriate language when dealing with Paralympians.
In her tweet, she also questioned whether the same comments were made to male athletes.
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