Welsh Champion to face World leading Brit and Rio Olympic Medallist in Birmingham

Rising star David Omoregie (coach: Benke Blomkvis) will go head to head with his training partner, Britain’s 60m hurdles world leader Andrew Pozzi (Blomkvist) as well as Rio Olympic silver and bronze medallists Orlando Ortega and Dimitri Bascou, at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham.

Ortega of Spain and France’s reigning European champion Bascou, are just two of 39 current global champions and medallists competing at the world’s top indoor athletics meeting at the Barclaycard Arena on 18 February. 

The event is the first of a series of major international athletics competitions in the next 12 months, which will see Britain become the focus of the athletics world.

Cardiff AAC athlete David Omoregie has been snapping at Pozzi’s heels for the last year and is also in great form at the moment.

Omoregie said: “I can’t wait for the race in Birmingham. The Müller Indoor Grand Prix is the world’s best indoor meeting, so it’s a great chance for me to test myself against Britain’s top hurdlers and two Olympic medallists on such a big stage at this point in the year.”

The Müller Indoor Grand Prix returns to the Midlands in February having been held in Glasgow for the first time in 2016 as the city alternates hosting the event with Birmingham up to 2020.

The Müller Indoor Grand Prix is a vital event as the British Athletics team builds towards a summer which will include two global championships in the UK; the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships London 2017. Then in March 2018, Birmingham will host the IAAF World Indoor Championships from 2-4 March.

Tickets are available at www.britishathletics.org.uk

 

Pozzi & Omoregie at the Welsh Indoor Champs

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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