King will represent GB at European Team Championships in Poland

CITY of Plymouth hurdler David King has been named in Great Britain’s squad for the European Athletics Team Championships Super League in Poland at the end of this month.

King, who has been training in America in a bid to make this summer’s Olympic Games, will be Britain’s sole representative in the men’s 110m hurdles.

The championships will be held in Silesia over the weekend of May 29-30.

Britain will be up against teams from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine.

King has made an encouraging start to the 2021 season and earlier this month ran 13.53, which was only 0.05 of a second off his legal personal best.

The City of Plymouth athlete is joined in the GB team by Devon steeplechaser Phil Norman and Cornwall pole vaulter Molly Caudery.

Great Britain Olympic head coach Christian Malcolm said: “We have a rich history in this competition, so it was very important for us to take on our European competitors and earn as many points as possible.

“We have selected a team who will be pushing for every point across the board, so I am excited to see how these athletes will perform in Poland.

“It is a squad with a blend of some experienced GB & NI internationals but also a high number of developing athletes who will really benefit from this opportunity.

“As is consistent with our approach to British teams this year, athletes were given the option to opt-in or opt-out of this event.

“With the Müller British Athletics Championships just under six weeks away, and the Olympic Games on the horizon, we recognise that every athlete’s plan is going to be different, so we are supporting all athletes to achieve what they feel is the best preparation possible.”

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