Plymouth hurdler King boosts his hopes of GB selection with new PB

David King

PLYMOUTH sprint hurdler David King boosted his hopes of competing for Great Britain at a major senior championships in 2016 by setting a new lifetime best at the Loughborough International Meet.

King clocked a storming 13.54 seconds to finish second to fellow Britain Andrew Pozzi, who crossed the line in 13.32 on Sunday afternoon.

Pozzi’s time was inside the British Olympic qualifying mark of 13.47 seconds.

King, just 21, was seven hundredths of a second outside that tough qualifying mark for Rio.

His time, though, in Loughborough was inside the British team’s 13.60 selection mark for the European Championships.

King is third in the early UK rankings and his performance in Loughborough will give him a major boost for the rest of the season.

His Plymouth team-mate Jade Simson also enjoyed a good run in Loughborough.

The teenager clocked a legal 14.31 seconds to finish third in the women’s guest B 110m race.

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