Nick Miller says he has his sights set firmly on becoming the country’s greatest-ever hammer thrower after claiming gold at the European Under-23 Championships in Tallinn.
The 22-year-old won silver at last year’s Commonwealth Games and again showed his potential as he threw 74.46m for victory in Estonia.
That throw was enough to see off the challenge of Russia’s Valeriy Pronkin who was second with 74.29m while Hungary’s Bence Pasztor was third with 74.06.
Miller has every intention of maintaining his progress and has now turned his attentions to Martin Girvan’s British record of 77.54m.
That record was set in 1984 and has stood ever since but Miller believes he can handle the pressure and rack up the country’s furthest throw.
“I'm very happy to win as that's all that matters today and that's what I came here to do,” said Miller.
“At a championship it doesn't matter whether you win by a centimetre or ten metres so that's all I wanted.
“There was a lot of pressure wearing the blue number as I always want to do well for Great Britain and for myself, so there's always pressure. The goal now is the British record!”
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