Count me out at your peril is the message from sprinter Richard Kilty after he added European Indoor Championship gold to the World title he won last year.

Kilty was a surprise winner at last year’s World Indoor Championships when he ran a new personal best on the way to 60m gold in Sopot.

He continued that good form into the outdoor season in the summer of 2014 too, picking up 4x100m relay silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow before upgrading to gold at the European Championships.

But with those latter two successes coming as part of a team, Kilty was determined to prove he could also hold his own individually on the world stage on a regular basis.

And the 25-year-old certainly demonstrated that last weekend, as he clocked 6.51 seconds in the final of the 60m European Indoors, even easing away from his opponents after a powerful final 20m in Prague.

The win completed the World and European indoor double for the Teeside sprinter, with Kilty hoping he has proved a few doubters wrong.

“It feels amazing, I've won everything I can indoors now and it's a real honour to come out here and represent Great Britain,” said Kilty.

“After my semi-final I didn't think anyone could stop me after that performance and I knew I had to come out here and get from A to B and as long as I did that I was going to take the victory, I was fearless coming into this.

“A few people have called me a one hit wonder and counted me out again and I don't think they should do that again.

“I came out here and I'm a fearless competitor and I knew going into this that I could take the victory and I had no doubt whatsoever.

“A few people did doubt me but hopefully we can continue this going forwards and I want to defend the title next year.”

While Kilty, who became the tenth Briton to take the 60m European title, is undoubtedly a world class performer indoors, the 25-year-old is now desperate to prove his worth over 100m now this summer

And he is convinced his newfound form highlights his ability to mix it with the world’s best ahead of this summer’s World Championships in Beijing. 

“Sub 10 seconds is the plan outdoors and that's been the plan since October,” he added.

“Hopefully this performance will give the platform to keep improving and lowering my times.

“Everything apart from me standing on the start line is a team effort and then it's me on my own there.

"I'll probably go home now and break myself back down and then build up for another big peak again.

“Last year was difficult because I wasn't in the physical shape but when I am I don't think anyone can break me mentally.

“I'm a fearless warrior on the track and I come alive on the battlefield and it's something I love to do and I am really enjoying myself.”

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