Melissa Breen (athletics) is a three-time Commonwealth Games representative making her debut at the Delhi 2010 Games. Breen competed in the 100m event at the 2010, Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018 Games reaching the semi-final stage against the fastest women in the Commonwealth. She donned the green and gold at the London 2012 and the Rio 2016 Olympics, Breen set the current Australian record holder in the women’s 100m in 2014 in home city of Canberra at the ACT Championships. Breen retired from athletics in 2020 excitedly looking forward to her next chapter of life.
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Date of Birth
Gold Coast, 2018
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Ginniderra Athletics Club
Why did you begin your sport?
Influence by brother doing little athletics.
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Breaking the women's 100m record in 2014
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, it was great to watch an Australian sprinter like Mel and make the final at the 2000 Olympic Games. Yes.
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
Coach - Matt Beckenham - Has been coach for the past 11 years and provided an amazing relationship with plenty of ups and downs.
What is your sporting ambition?
Break 11 seconds in the 100ms.