Athletics

King impresses on his way to third place at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland

CITY of Plymouth hurdler David King enjoyed a confidence-boosting display on his way to a third place finish at Paavo Nurmi Games on Tuesday evening.

British champion King ran a season’s best time of 13.57 seconds in the final of 110m hurdles at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Finland.

He was only beaten by his GB team-mate and world leader Andy Pozzi, who clocked an eye-catching time of 13.17 seconds, with France’s Wilhiem Belcoian second in 13.38,

King, who has been training in America, had comfortably won his heat earlier in the night in 13.70 before going within 0.09 seconds of his legal PB in the showpiece final.

It should set him up nicely for the British Championships, which take place in Manchester at the start of September.

King was not the only Devonian to impress in international company in Finland on Tuesday. North Devon’s Phil Norman knocked nearly six seconds off his PB to claim second in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 8:23.60.

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