Safo 'so happy' with GB World Junior Championship selection
ELLIOT Safo says he is "so happy" to be picked for Great Britain's World Junior Championships team.
The Croydon Harrier, 18, said: "After missing out on world youths last year it is great to have been selected. I knew that I would be picked automatically after winning the world trials, but I was still very happy to get the call."
The long jumper surpassed the 7.55m qualifying mark recently and leaves for the event in Barcelona on July 7, to compete on July 10-11.
Safo added: "I am aiming to get through the qualification round and into the final.
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"If I do get into the final and I am jumping well then I should hopefully make the top eight for a further three jumps. Anything after that will be a bonus. Above all it will be my first world competition so it will give me some good experience."
Safo was one of several young Harriers competing at last weekend's Olympic trials. He finished 11th with a leap of 7.35m.
Oweka Wanogho, another Harrier, finished fourth in his 100m heat in 10.79 seconds, the fourth fastest time in his career.
Olympic Torch bearer Twinelle Hopeson ran a wind assisted season's best 12.16 seconds for fifth in her 100m heat.
She later withdrew from the 200m through injury, like Ned Quiney (pole vault).
Four-time Olympian Donna Fraser, 39, made an emotional return to the UK trials for the first time since 2009, but did not reach the final.
Whitgift School pupil Farren Morgan was sixth in his 400m heat in 48.11 seconds, his second quickest time of the season. It was his trials debut.
He smashed his PB the week before, at the World Junior trials, finishing ranked fifth nationally.