Stratford's Andrew Pozzi regains British 60m hurdles title at UK Athletics Senior Indoor Championships
STRATFORD star Andrew Pozzi continued his preparation for this month’s World Indoor Championships by regaining his British 60m hurdles title at the Indoor Championships in Birmingham on Sunday.
Having already qualified for the World Indoor Championships, which are being held in Belgrade from 18th-20th March, Pozzi was keen to keep racing to get into a competition rhythm.
The 29-year-old blasted out the blocks in his heat to cruise through to the line in 7.89s. A tough final awaited Pozzi who found himself flanked by David King and Cameron Fillery.
However, the slightest of twitches in the starting blocks by King set off the false start buzzer and he was disqualified, leaving Pozzi to run a clean and efficient race.
Pozzi adopted a more cautious approach from the blocks for the restart which meant his gold medal time of 7.67s was slightly below what he was hoping for, but one which meant he regained his British title.
“I’m always happy competing in Birmingham, especially as I’ve been competing here since I was a boy with Stratford,” said Pozzi.
“I’m happy to win another British championship and now I’m off to Madrid for the next Grand Prix race and things are coming together for the World Championships.”
Rory Dwyer lined up in the men’s high jump and having cleared 2.09m, he was disappointed to not leave with a medal, finishing sixth on countback after three other athletes also cleared the same height. Meanwhile, Emily Madden Forman finished ninth in the high jump. Having initially cleared 1.64m, she failed at the next height.