05 Dec Robbie Grabarz determined to break British high jump record

The Olympic bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz is confident of breaking the British high jump record next year as he steps up his preparations for the world championships in Moscow, where he hopes to overcome the challenge of his rival Ivan Ukhov.

Grabarz leapt to a lifetime best of 2.37m at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting in August to equal the outdoor record set by Steve Smith 20 years ago. He has already been in training for nine weeks ahead of the new season and will compete early next year at meetings in Glasgow and Birmingham as part of the 2013 British Athletics Series.

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