By Liam Moakes 25/06 Updated: 27/06 13:10
ANDREW Pozzi insisted he was in dreamland after securing his London Olympics berth in some style at the Aviva 2012 Trials.
Pozzi has been a revelation so far in Olympic year but, while all those around him were labelling him a London 2012 certainty, he refused to get ahead of himself ahead of the trip to Birmingham.
And the 20-year-old's bid to keep a low profile certainly paid off in the 110m hurdles final as he clocked 13.41 seconds on his way to taking the British title.
Victory - having run the Olympic A-standard on multiple occasions in 2012 - rubber-stamped Pozzi's selection and allowed him to finally focus on the previously hush-hush target of the London Olympics.
And the former Alcester Grammar School student admitted he could barely fathom what he had achieved in booking himself a spot in the British squad for the Greatest Show on Earth.
"I can't comprehend what London is going to be like because I have not allowed myself to think about it in the last few weeks because the job hadn't been done," he said.
"I wanted to come to the trials and make it guaranteed. The way I have run this year gave me confidence but the trials were the defining moment really.
"In terms of expectations, the race at the trials is what I want to be trying to reproduce at the Olympics. I feel like I had a good race in the final.
"And, having already run 13.35 seconds in the Olympic Stadium, I am expecting good things."
Pozzi has been in outstanding form in 2012 and finished just outside the medals in fourth place at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.
However, he admitted his meteoric rise from British also-ran to future Olympian had been just as big a surprise to himself as his rivals.
"This time last year I didn't think this would be possible," added Pozzi, who beat reigning World Championship bronze medallist Andy Turner into third.
"It was only really around the indoor season that I thought it was on if I kept my progress going."
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