European Indoor Championships: Nigel Levine striving for medal

European Indoor Championships

  • Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Dates: 1-3 March

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Olympic 400m sprinter Nigel Levine has set himself the target of a medal at the European Indoor Championships in Sweden this weekend.

The 23-year-old is also hoping to reach the World Championships final later in the year.

"I've got great confidence going into the Europeans," the Bedford athlete told BBC Look East.

"Last year I didn't make the final, so that's the aim this year and to come in the top three."

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Levine made his Olympic debut last year, reaching the 400m semi-finals, and was part of the Great Britain 4x400m relay team that won silver at the World Indoor Championships.

He has made a bright start to the 2013 indoor season, winning the British Grand Prix in Birmingham and UK Championships in Sheffield.

"I'm still progressing. I'm still learning and I'm still young," he said, speaking at his Brunel University base in London, where he is trained by 1992 Olympic 100m champion Linford Christie.

"Not very many people know me yet but hopefully they will soon when I start making finals, coming in the top three and hopefully winning.

"I'm not going to say I'm going to win the worlds [in Moscow in August]. But I want to make the final. It's about stepping stones and chipping away."