Pozzi targets European medal - The Stratford Observer

Pozzi targets European medal

Stratford Editorial 24th Jul, 2018 Updated: 24th Jul, 2018   0

STRATFORD Athletic Club’s world indoor 60m hurdles champion Andrew Pozzi feels ready to challenge for a medal at next month’s European Championships in Berlin.

Pozzi showed improved form at the weekend’s Anniversary Games in London, where he finished fourth in the 110m hurdles in 13.36 – his fastest time since returning from the Commonwealth Games in April – despite hitting the eighth and final hurdles which scuppered his hopes of victory.

His fastest time this year in his speciality event – 13.29 – ranks him fifth in Europe heading to Germany (August 7-12).

“I wanted a bit more, but it is not the end of the world,” said the 26-year-old. “There were some good bits in there, it was a solid run.




“I definitely need to do better than I have done so far this season, but the aim in Berlin will be to win a medal. I have to improve, but I know I can do that when I need to at the championships.”

Paris Diamond League winner Ronald Levy, of Jamaica, clinched the 110m hurdles win with a 13.13 season’s best. The Commonwealth champion – who was also victorious at the World Cup – was followed home by the USA’s Devon Allen (13.30) and Freddie Crittenden (13.33) in second and third places respectively.


Pozzi also contested the 100m in London and clocked a lifetime best of 10.44, smashing the Stratford AC club record in the process.

“The 100m was just to have a bit of fun,” he added. “I did it at a day’s notice with no preparation for it, but I really enjoyed getting back out again in the blocks and getting another competitive start in.”

Advertising

Advertise with the Stratford Observer to reach your audience

Announcements

Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Stratford Observer.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Stratford Observer newspaper.