Athletics

Plymouth’s King wins British title to secure his place at London World Championships

CITY of Plymouth athlete David King booked his spot at next month’s IAAF World Championships in London by winning the 110m hurdles at the British Championships on Sunday.

King ran 13.55 seconds to claim his first senior national title at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

He had already achieved the World Championship qualifying time so knew he only had to finish in the top two.

After his title win, the 23-year-old said: “It’s absolutely amazing. I’m over the moon.

“To qualify for the World Championships in London feels so, so good.”

King will get a taste of what it will be like running at the Olympic stadium next weekend when he competes in the Anniversary Games.

The World Championships, which take place between August 4-13, will be King’s first major global championships.

He had to hold his nerve on Sunday in a race that saw his big rival David Omoregie stubble in the lane next to him.

But King was not distracted and powered home for victory with Kai Riley La-Borde taking second.

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