James wins silver in Gothenburg

James Dasaolu won a silver medal for Great Britain at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg last weekend.

The 25-year-old sprinter was only just edged out of a gold by French athlete Jimmy Vicault on a photo finish in the 60-metre final.

‘I’m happy and relieved to finally win my first senior indoor medal and hopefully it will give me the confidence to go on and win more senior medals.’ Said James.

‘I was very pleased, especially with the time, and it ranks me joint-number one in the world indoors. It was not my best technically this year, but I still managed a personal best, so I know there is still more to come and I am very much excited.’

‘I want to get under ten seconds in the 100m and go one better than I did at the Olympics and make the final of the World Championship in Moscow.’

‘It would have been nice to win the gold but I’m so happy to run 6.48 seconds more than anything else. It was the closest race I’ve ever been involved in.’

The Croydon-born athlete is aiming to go sub-10 this summer and reach the final of the World Championships in Moscow.

‘I want to get under ten seconds in the 100m and go one better than I did at the Olympics and make the final of the World Championship in Moscow. Although I have just run 60m indoors, our training is always geared towards running 100m outdoors. I prefer to run over 100m than 60m – I feel more comfortable with it.’

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