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.”

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