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Pozzi decides to retire from athletics





STRATFORD golden boy Andrew Pozzi has announced his retirement after a 15-year career competing for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The 32-year-old, who struck gold in the 2018 World Athletics Indoor Championship 60m hurdles in Birmingham, took the decision after being diagnosed with a serious ankle injury.

A club member of Stratford-AC since a junior, Pozzi first competed for GB & NI at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy in 2009, before winning silver at the 2011 European Junior Championships in the 110m hurdles.

Andrew Pozzi in action at the British Indoor Championships. Photo: British Athletics/Getty
Andrew Pozzi in action at the British Indoor Championships. Photo: British Athletics/Getty

A year later, he was called up to the senior British team at the London Olympics and he would compete at two more Olympic Games, finishing seventh in Tokyo in 2020.

Pozzi said: “It has been an honour to compete for Great Britain and Northern Ireland over the last 15 years and pursue so many of the dreams that inspired me so deeply while growing up. At every stage of my journey from the beginning at Stratford Athletics Club until the present day in Cardiff with Colin Jackson I have had the immense fortune to have been supported by fantastic people and institutions, for which I’ll forever be grateful.

“Athletics in Great Britain is underpinned by so many incredible people that do so much for others whilst asking for so little in return. I hope that some of my performances gave those people as much joy as their support gave me and I want to wish all of my teammates heading to Paris the very best of luck.”



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