Andrew Pozzi

Pozzi stands out in Olympic Stadium opener

7th May 2012

Andrew Pozzi was the stand out performance in the British Universities & Colleges Championships in the opening event of the Olympic Stadium.

He set two championships records en route to the 110m Hurdles title, clocking 13.52 in the heats and a blistering 13.35 in the final.

Pozzi is now up to sixth on the UK senior all-time list, eclipsing Colin Jackson’s best time at the same age. The time was the quickest ever by a European teenager, and it was run into a -1.3m/s headwind.

“That was more a promise of things to come than a great run in itself” Pozzi

Both times were inside the British Athletics Olympic qualifying times and sets him up for the UK trials at the end of June.

“That was more a promise of things to come than a great run in itself,” said Pozzi, who was fourth at the World Indoors this year, and considered not starting the final here due to a twinge of hamstring cramp after the heats.”

“I knew a better time was there. It was tempting after the heats to think I’ve got the A standard, job done, but I was confident I could go on and run significantly quicker.”

“This is the nicest stadium I’ve ever been in. The track is very fast and very hard, so the more you put in the more you get out.”

“I think the whole atmosphere is amazing. There are only a couple of thousand here and there’s already a great feeling.”

Photograph courtesy of British Athletics/Mark Shearman

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