FORMER Alcester Grammar School student Andrew Pozzi returned from World Indoor Championships in Poland with his confidence boosted.
The 21-year-old has returned to action after recovering from a serious knee injury in good form.
He set his three fastest times of the year competing in the 60 metres hurdles and set a new personal best in the final, where he was pipped into fourth place and missed out on a medal.
He raced into the semi-finals in a personal best equalling time of 7.56s and was joint fastest along with those of the French athletes Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Garfield Darien.
But he set an even faster time in the final, crossing the line in 7.53s.
He said: “I’ve ran my three fastest times this season here, with a personal in the final and you can’t ask for more than that. I keep on improving and I’m happy with this indoor season.
“It’s difficult to take finishing fourth, I was really looking for a medal.
"I felt competent and capable of doing that, but the medals were decided in incredibly fast times and I think it’s one of the fastest World Indoor finals ever.”