HOLLY Bradshaw will roll back the years to London’s golden Olympic summer at this weekend’s Anniversary Games in the capital.

The Chorley pole vaulter – then known by her maiden name of Bleasdale – admitted she was heartbroken after finishing a very creditable sixth in her final at London 2012.

But with the clock ticking towards the Rio Olympics– she leaves for Brazil on August 1 – Bradshaw is older, wiser and more experienced as she targets her second Olympic challenge.

Bradshaw has not set foot inside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since her final four years ago, but admits she is looking forward to competing today and returning to a stadium that holds so many memories.

“I’m a different athlete now at a different time in my career, and I’m really looking forward to London,” she said.

“London will be the final bit of my preparation, and then I will go to Rio and give it everything I’ve got to try and challenge for a medal.”

Bradshaw admits that she is the form of her life and her results this year back that up in terms of her continuing progress.

The British champion went agonisingly close to beating her own national record – 4.71 metres – at last month’s Olympic trials at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

And last weekend, in Monaco, she finished fourth at the Diamond League meet on the French Riviera with a leap of 4.65 metres.

“I was delighted with the Monaco performance, I was very satisfied indeed with that.

“I was competing off a longer run and longer poles and it seemed to work well."

Bradshaw will be underway in the pole vault at 2.44pm this afternoon with Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Dina Asher-Smith and Mo Farah also in action on the second day of competition.