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Commonwealth Games agony for Pozzi

Liam Moakes 12th Apr, 2018

STRATFORD Athletic Club’s Andrew Pozzi pulled no punches in his assessment of his performance after finishing joint sixth in the final of the men’s 110m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The 25-year-old was looking a good bet to add the title to his recent World Indoor Athletics Championships 60m hurdles crown after qualifying fastest for Tuesday’s final with a time of 13.29secs in his semi-final.

However, despite a strong start to the final, the former Alcester Grammar School student crashed hard into the first hurdle and, after fighting his way back into medal contention, then hit the ninth hurdle, leaving him well out of the reckoning.

Speaking after his disappointment on the Gold Coast, Pozzi said: “I’d rather not see replays to be honest. I was trying to play catch-up but I rushed it.

“I started to make some headway but through rushing things made mistakes and it just wasn’t good.

“It’s an event where you can’t make a mistake. Tonight I made too many and wasn’t good enough.

“There were several people who did a better job and they got what they deserved.”

Gold and silver went to Jamaica’s Ronald Levy (13.19) and Hansle Parchment (13.22) respectively, whilst bronze was claimed by Australia’s Nicholas Hough (13.38). Pozzi, whose personal best is 13.14, clocked 13.53.

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