David King

Sport: Athletics
Event: 60m/110m hurdles
Date of Birth: 13 June 1994
Coach: James Hillier
Degree: Sports Performance

University of Bath graduate David has firmly established himself as one of the country’s leading sprint hurdlers and is targeting a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The Plymouth-born hurdler began training at the University while studying Sports Performance, where he was supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). Coached by James Hillier, he won three British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) gold medals in the Blue & Gold of Bath – one 60m hurdles indoor title and two 110m hurdles outdoor crowns.

Since graduating in 2015, David has continued to train at the University of Bath and is now well established as one of the country’s leading sprint hurdlers. He won bronze at the British Championships in 2016, narrowly missing out on the Olympic qualifying time, and upgraded to gold the following year.

A breakthrough 2017 saw David win the British Championships for the first time and make his GB debut at a major international competition, the London 2017 IAAF World Championships. He was then selected to represent Team England at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and also competed for Britain at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin and the 2019 European Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

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