Plymouth hurdler King confirmed in GB squad for European Championships

CITY of Plymouth sprint hurdler David King has been confirmed in Great Britain’s squad for next month’s European Athletics Championships in Germany.

Olympian King, who this year has become a world indoor finalist and a world outdoor semi-finalist, features in a 115-strong GB team for the championships in Munich.

The 28-year-old said he is ‘super excited’ to be heading to Munich with fellow GB sprint hurdlers Andy Pozzi and Miguel Perera.

King will be joined in the GB squad by Cornwall pole vaulter Molly Caudery and Devon steeplechaser Phil Norman.

The former Devonport High School for Boys pupil, who, like Norman, was controversially left out of Team England’s athletics squad for the Commonwealth Games, said: “Officially selected for my third European Championships. Super excited to head to Munich with a huge British Athletics team.”

Olympic GB head coach Christian Malcolm said: “After a very successful World Athletics Championships for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team where we finished as the top European country in the placings table, we are really pleased to be taking such a strong team to Munich and giving a number of athletes a key development opportunity on the major stage.

“Several world medallists and finalists have been selected, while many others have stepped up this summer and are earning their first GB & NI vest on the European stage.

“This is one of the largest squads we have ever taken to a European Championships, and we are really looking forward to taking on the best on the continent next month.”

The championships will take place between August 15 and August 21.

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