Fast Freddie’s joy at European U20s call-up

FREDDIE Owsley today spoke of his delight at being selected to make his international debut at the European Under 20 Championships.

The 18-year-oold Bristol & West Ac sprinter was named in the second wave of selections for the GB squad to run the 200m in Sweden next week.

“I just cannot believe I am running for GB!” said Owsley.

“If you had told me at this time last year that is what I wold be doing I would not have believed you, no way.”

Owsley clinched his selection with a brilliant run in the Sainsbury’s British Championships, in Birmingham, last weekend.

The former Easy Runner athlete of the month winner set a personal best of 21.22secs in the heats to reach the final where he finished sixth beating one of the GB U20 sprinters who had already been selected in the first wave.

“I wasn’t sure whether I had done enough so I am very happy to be selected,” added Owsley.