“Things are coming together and even though there’s still a bit of fine tuning to be done it all feels much better,” the Stratford Athletic Club member said.

Pozzi had set his sights on a podium finish in the 60m hurdles at the IAAF World Indoor championships after winning his heat in a time of 7.56, which not only equalled his personal best but was the joint fastest in qualifying.

The omens were good for Pozzi in the run-up to the World Indoors when the sprint hurdler turned in a series of back-to-form performances at high profile athletic championships in England.

Last month he set a new record of 7.57 at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport during the BUCS Gatorade Nationals. But Pozzi the perfectionist still reckons there’s more gas in the tank and looks like man determined to improve with every race.

“This is not a bad way to start my season. I just need to keep my head down and keep working hard because after last year’s disappointments I don’t want anything to get in my way,” Pozzi said.

The West of England University student is now looking forward to a high-flying hurdles season ahead.