Athletics

Plymouth hurdler King named in England team for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

CITY of Plymouth’s David King will make his Commonwealth Games debut in April.

The sprint hurdler has been confirmed in England’s team for the Gold Coast event.

He is part of a 75-strong England athletics squad, which features likes of Adam Gemili, Greg Rutherford, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Dina Asher-Smith.

King is one of two hurdles named for the men’s 110m hurdles. The other is European indoor champion Andy Pozzi.

Prior to the Commonwealth Games, the England team will attend a holding camp in Brisbane.

The former Devonport High School for Boys pupil said: “So honoured to be named on the England team for Gold Coast 2018. It’s been a lifelong ambition of mine to compete at a Commonwealth Games and with that I get to visit Australia too – two things crossed off the bucket list in one go.”

King follows Plymouth Leander swimmer Ben Proud in securing a place in the England team.

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