HUCKNALL athlete Andy Turner has been given another indication of how hard it will be for him to win a medal at the World Championships in South Korea.
Competing in the prestigious Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace, Turner made it through the final of the 110m hurdles.
But in a high-class field of eight, he could finish only seventh as world-record holder Dayron Robles, of Cuba, stormed to victory in a time of 13.04 seconds.
Hampered by a slight groin-injury, Turner was also behind Robles in his heat when he finished fourth. His times for the two races were 13.41 and 13.46, much slower than his personal-best of 13.22.
Robles won the final in 13.04, ahead of American duo Jason Richardson (13.08) and David Oliver (13.19).
The world championships start in Daegu on Saturday August 27.
Last year, the 30-year-old, whose parents Malcolm and Yvonne live on Nottingham Road, Hucknall, won gold medals at both the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships.