Athletics

Plymouth athlete King confirmed in GB squad for World Indoor Champs

PLYMOUTH’S David King has been confirmed in Great Britain’s team for the World Indoor Athletics Championships which will be held in Birmingham at the start of March.

As expected, King joins British champion Andy Pozzi in the men’s 60m hurdles event.

The pair finished first and second at last weekend’s trials and were the only two British athletes to run under the qualifying time.

It will be King’s second global event, having competed in last summer’s outdoor World Championships.

The World Indoor Championships start on March 1 and run through to March 4.

The British team includes the likes of Greg Rutherford, Laura Muir, Eilish McCologan, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Robbie Grabarz, Morgan Lake and CJ Ujah.

Neil Black, performance director at British Athletics, said: “This year is an amazing year for our athletes on the international stage and we are looking forward to seeing how they perform across 2018.

We are delighted that the IAAF World Indoor Championships are being held in Birmingham, where we have just successfully hosted our British Championships, and we are certain it will be a great event for those selected – the home crowd will certainly play its part.

“The IAAF World Indoor Championships are the first major event of an exciting year with Commonwealth Games and European Championships also on the horizon and we have selected a British team with a good mixture of experienced international competitors and talented, up-and-coming athletes keen to test themselves against the best in the world.”

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