The Stratford-based hurdler recorded a season’s best of 7.46 seconds to win his maiden world title in a dramatic photo finish, with American Jarret Eaton just one hundredth of a second behind to win silver. Pozzi qualified for the final with the fastest time from the semis.
The final saw Milan Trajkovic of Cyprus disqualified for a false start before Pozzi threw himself across the line to claim the title when the race was restarted. Pozzi’s victory means he is now the current World and European champion in the 60m hurdles, having also won gold at the European Championships in Belgrade last year.
Speaking after his victory, Pozzi, who was co-captain of the Great Britain team, said: “My heart stopped at the end there.
“I knew at the fifth hurdle that I was behind and I can’t describe how much I wanted it. I was throwing my body at the line and just about got there.
“These Championships have been amazing and to be voted co-captain for this Championships is the biggest honour of my life. Every single member of this team has been perfect and I’m delighted I could win at the end.”
Great Britain finished the Championships with a total of seven medals, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson winning gold in the pentathlon. Pozzi’s fellow co-captain, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke also took home a medal, finishing third in the women’s 800m to win bronze.
Next up for Pozzi is a trip to Australia for the Commonwealth Games which takes place in Gold Coast from 4th – 15th April. He is due to compete in the 110m hurdles, representing England, and will be hoping to add to his gold from Birmingham.
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