Oni confident ahead of Worlds

Samson Oni is adamant he will get his performance right on the day at next month’s IAAF world indoor athletics championships in Turkey.

In his final competition before heading to Istanbul, the 30-year-old from Brixton finished third in Aviva Grand Prix men’s high jump competition in Birmingham last Saturday with a 2.23m effort.

His British rival Robbie Grabarz, who Oni beat two weeks ago to claim the UK indoor title and book his place for the worlds, won in 2.32m.

“I wasn’t a great performance, but I will get it right in Istanbul,” insisted Oni.

“I made a few mistakes last weekend as I have been trying to improve my best of 2.31m but I’m now moving forward and making sure I perform well in Istanbul which is the main thing.

“My preparations for Istanbul are definitely right on track.

“My goals is to make the final and ultimately jump closer or higher than my personal best.

“I am definitely realistic about winning a medal.

“Two years ago in Doha I came seventh in the final so I am hoping to better that against the best in the world.”

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