CITY of Plymouth hurdler David King has been selected for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad to compete at the European Under-23 Championships in Tallinn.
King is one of three 110m hurdlers named in the 35-strong party for the competition, which takes place between July 9-12.
David Omoregie had already automatically qualified by pipping King by one hundredth of a second at the trials, but the Plymouth athlete and Khai Riley-La Borde have been added to the party today. All three are ranked in Europe’s top four.
GB under-23 team leader Alison Wyeth said: “British Athletics is in the fortunate position that several of the Under-23 athletes are focusing on the World Championships in Beijing this summer as part of the senior team, and were therefore unavailable for selection.
“Despite this the team is still a very strong line up, with each athlete selected because of their potential to medal, or achieve at least a top five placing in Tallin.”
King’s selection comes just hours after Erme Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill had been named in the GB squad for the World Youth Championships in Colombia.