FPS has sponsored local Stratford-upon-Avon hurdler, Andrew Pozzi, since 2011, and Andrew has even done work experience with the marketing team. Since then, the company has closely followed the highs and lows of his GB senior career, and are delighted for Andrew in winning one of 5 gold medals for Team GB at the European Indoor Athletics Championships.
FPS Managing Director, Neil Davis, commented:
“Andrew is a real example to us all. He has had major injuries and multiple operations, but always believed he would realise his potential. He has worked so hard in the face of adversity and we are really pleased for him to win this gold medal which recognises him as the best in Europe”.
It was a closely fought race – Andrew finished just 0.01 seconds in front of the defending champion, France’s Pascal Martinot-Lagarde. Andrew commented, “It has been a long old road and I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to the level I wanted to be at so to win with grit and determination, I’m over the moon,”
Andrew returned to racing shortly before the Rio Olympics, getting as far as the semi-finals. This year, we’ve seen Andrew not only return to his previous form but improve upon it, achieving a personal best indoor time of 7.43 seconds at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix in February.