Kilty looks to underline promise in breakthrough year

16 May 2014 / 16:11

Richard Kilty insists the disappointment of missing the London Olympics is only fuelling his desire to challenge for a medal in Rio.

Kilty believes 2014 could be his breakthrough year after striking 60m gold at the World Indoor Championships in March.

And ahead of his appearance over 100m at the BT GreatCity Games this weekend, which he'll quickly follow as key member of the sprint quartet at the IAAF World Relay Championships later this month, Kilty is looking ahead with optimism.

"I've realised that I can beat people I never thought I could beat 12 months ago," he said.

"Hopefully it's given me that little boost to perform to become one of the best sprinters in the world, rather than just trying to become the best sprinter in the UK.

"There are some big targets this season with the Commonwealth Games and European Championships.

"I'd love to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games. With it being in Glasgow, it's kind of like a second home games to me."

Meanwhile, world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu will test herself over half her normal distance in Manchester.

“The distance is shorter than what I am used to by a very long way,” she said.

“Still, it’s a great training exercise and doing a bit of speed work is always handy for the 400m."

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