Chorley's Bronze medal winner Holly Bradshaw of Team Great Britain celebrates after the Women's Pole Vault Final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

IN PICTURES: Olympic bronze medal for Holly Bradshaw in the pole vault

Here's some pictures from Holly Bradshaw's Olympic experience after the Euxton pole vaulter won bronze after a hard-fought final in Tokyo

Friday, 6th August 2021, 12:31 pm

Preston-born Holly Bradshaw is the first British athlete to win a pole vault medal at an Olympic Games.

But when she came sixth at the World Championships in London 2017, a combination of personal doubts and social media criticism left her thinking about walking away.

But it was delight rather than disappointment for Bradshaw with a career best performance to make the podium in the Tokyo Olympics.

Bradshaw - who for years trained at Wigan's Robin Park - says it was self-belief that kept her going.

Bradshaw said: “This is what I’ve worked for my whole career.

“I don’t know what emotion I’m feeling – relief, pure enjoyment, excited, proud of myself for sticking with it. I knew I could get there one day."

Pictures: Getty Images

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