Andrew Pozzi

Silver for Pozzi at European Juniors!

27th July 2011

Hurdler Andrew Pozzi won his first international medal with a European Junior Championship silver in Estonia.

In his debut international final in the 110m hurdles, Pozzi posted a time of 13.57 seconds – which is short of his personal best.

“I was slightly disappointed with how I ran in the final to be honest,” said Pozzi, who ran in the semi-finals at the World Youth Championships in Italy two years ago.

“I was disappointed with the time and I felt like I didn’t execute very well. For a poor run to have come in my biggest race so far was frustrating.”

“But, at the same time, having got a silver medal in my first international final has to give me confidence heading into next year, especially having run a poor race.”

Pozzi hopes the silver is a sign of things to come and can put him on the radar for Team GB ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

“London 2012 is certainly something I’ll be thinking about now and I can take a lot of confidence from the Europeans into this winter.

“I am really encouraged by that and, while 2012 will be tough because we have got some very good senior hurdlers, it is not beyond the realms of possibility and that’s what I’ll be working towards.

“If I can stay injury-free and train as hard as I can, hopefully next year will go well.”

“The race in Estonia was my last over junior hurdles. The senior ones are obviously a bit higher so that will take a little bit of time to get used to,” added Pozzi.

“I have trained over them before but it is about skill acquisition and getting used to them as quickly as possible so I can have a good year next year.”

Photograph courtesy of British Athletics/Mark Shearman

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