Athletics

Plymouth’s King books European semi-final spot with good run in Glasgow

PLYMOUTH’S David King eased into the 60m hurdles semi-finals at the European Indoor Championships with a good run in Saturday’s heats.

King clocked 7.66 seconds to claim one of the automatic top three qualifying spots in his heat.

That was the seventh fastest time overall and sees him drawn in the better of the semi-finals, which will take place at 11.05am on Sunday.

The top three in each semi-final and the two fastest losers will progress to Sunday evening’s final.

King is the third quickest this year in his semi so he will know he will have a chance of progressing. The only two faster than him in 2019 are Frenchmen Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Aurel Manga. King will also be in the same outside lane as he ran in during Saturday morning’s heats.

The second semi-final will see world and reigning European indoor champion Andy Pozzi up against Olympic silver medallist Orlanda Ortega, in-form Cypriot Milan Trajkovic and European bronze medallist and former world junior champion Wilhem Belocian.

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