It’s GOLD in Belgrade!
6th March 2017
Andrew Pozzi won a gold medal at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade on Friday in the 60m hurdles.
The 24-year-old recorded a time of 7.51 seconds to beat defending champion Pascal Martinot-Lagarde to the top of the podium.
Pozzi, who qualified fastest for the final, was one of the favourites to take the title after a blistering indoor campaign that has seen the Brit posting World Lead times. It was the first time a British athlete had won the European Indoors in the discipline for 15 years, Colin Jackson the last to win the title in 2002.
“At halfway I thought ‘I’m not losing this one’ and just gave everything and gave a big dip on the line. It was closer than I would’ve liked but I got there in the end.”
“It has been a long old road and I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to the level I wanted to be at so to win with grit and determination, I’m over the moon.”
“This is the first championships I’ve come into with a good amount of work behind me and I felt really confident – to feel like I’m starting to get there means everything, it makes it worth it.”
Woahhh that was close 😣. Over the moon to be EUROPEAN 60M HURDLES CHAMPION!! Worth every second the long road to get here 🎉 thanks everyone
— Andrew Pozzi (@andrew_pozzi) March 3, 2017