Athletics

King takes second, while Wilsmore and Trigg claim fourth place finishes at British Indoor Champs

CITY of Plymouth’s David King won a silver medal at the British Indoor Athletics Championships, while Tamar Trotters’ Mike Wilsmore and Erme Valley’s Sam Trigg just missed out on also making the podium in Birmingham.

King finish runner-up in the men’s 60m hurdlers for the second year running.

It looked like he was going to claim a memorable victory after making a great start, but pre-race favourite Andy Pozzi came through at the last minute to retain his title.

Pozzi took victory in a season’s best time of 7.58 seconds, with King equalling his PB of 7.63 seconds for the second time within a week. He had also clocked the same time at the Metz Elite Meet in France six days earlier.

Although only the winner was automatically guaranteed a place in the Great Britain squad for the World Indoor Championships, there are two spots available in the 60m hurdles.

King is the only other Brit apart from Pozzi to have run inside the qualifying time. Great Britain will name their team for the World Championship on Tuesday, with the event taking place in Birmingham at the start of March.

Meanwhile, Wilsmore and Trigg both finished fourth in their respective events at the weekend.

Wilsmore’s fourth place came in the men’s 1,500m. He was just 0.18 seconds off winning a medal.

The race was won by Great Britain international Jake Wightman in 3:43.83, with fellow GB runner Charlie Grice second in 3:44.57 and Welshman Tom Marshall third in 3:47.52. Wilsmore clocked 3:47.70.

Trigg’s fourth place came in the men’s triple jump, where he finished behind Nathan Douglas, Julian Reid and Lawrence Davis. The Erme Valley Harrier leaped 15.30 metres.

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