Athletics: Luke Cutts a dash for golden glory after season’s best

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Luke Cutts admits he is now dreaming of topping an English clean sweep of medals at the Commonwealth Games after an impressive outing at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.

With Glasgow 2014 right around the corner, Cutts headed to a specially-built stadium on Horse Guards Parade on Sunday for some last-minute competition before arriving in Scotland.

And it proved to be a confidence-boosting appearance for the 26-year-old in London as he recorded a season’s best clearance of 5.60m – seven centimetres better than an effort in France in January.

It was good enough for second place as he ran world record holder and Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie close, the Frenchman taking the win with a height just ten centimetres higher.

“I am pretty pleased with that performance and a season’s best,” said Cutts. “It was a good crowd and jumping against Renaud, I always perform better anyway, I don’t know why that is.

“This has given me loads of confidence ahead of the Commonwealths. There could be an England one, two, three and hopefully it will happen.

“Jumping like I have done here means I will be heading for gold now.”

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