King has his eyes on trying to reach European Championship final

CITY of Plymouth athlete David King eased into the semi-finals of the 110m hurdles at the European Championships in Munich on Tuesday morning.

King, drawn in the inside lane, finished second in his heat with a comfortable 13.63 second run.

He now has his eye on trying to reach the final in Germany on Wednesday evening. He will run in the third of three semi-finals.

“It was very comfortable,” said King about his heat run. “My legs tightened after the gun and it felt laboured but once I got over one, I got into my running and it was smooth, it was good.

“I would love to make the final. It will take a run better than that one, but I know I’ve got that in my legs.”

Four years ago, King just missed out on reaching the European final in Berlin. But this year he has reached the World Indoor Championship final and was a semi-finalist at the World Outdoor Championships, matching his achievement at last year’s Olympic Games.

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