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Tokyo Olympics: Andrew Pozzi qualifies for men’s 110m hurdles final as a fastest loser

Andrew Pozzi qualifies for Olympic men’s 110m hurdles final as Team GB sprinter progresses to Thursday’s showpiece as a fastest loser following fourth-placed finish in semi-final… but compatriot David King misses out

Andrew Pozzi reached the 110m hurdles final as one of the fastest losers on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old ran 13.32 seconds to finish fourth in his semi-final but reached Thursday’s final as the eighth fastest.

However compatriot David King – running in the third semi-final – could not join Pozzi in Thursday’s showpiece as he ran 13.67 seconds to finish seventh in his race.  

Andrew Pozzi reached the 110m hurdles final as one of the fastest losers on Wednesday

Pozzi ran 13.32 seconds to finish fourth in his semi-final but was eighth fastest overall

Pozzi ran 13.32 seconds to finish fourth in his semi-final but was eighth fastest overall

However David King, running in the third semi-final, could not join Pozzi in Thursday's final

However David King, running in the third semi-final, could not join Pozzi in Thursday’s final

American favourite Grant Holloway qualified fastest, posting a time of 13.13 seconds, with compatriot Devon Allen second-quickest. 

Pozzi’s run came on a Wednesday day session which saw the women’s heptathlon kick off, with Great Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson starring from the off. 

The 28-year-old won her heat in 13.27 seconds, having only run faster when she won the world title in Doha in 2019.

Johnson-Thompson has battled back from a ruptured Achilles she suffered in December. 

More to follow…  

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