CITY of York Athletics’ shot put ace Scott Lincoln claimed his seventh British title at the National Championships in Birmingham.

Lincoln, 25, finished 43cm ahead of his nearest rival Youcef Zatat, of Woodford Green, with a throw of 18.44m and will now compete for Team GB in the World Cup at London’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday, July 14.

His victory meant Lincoln has now won four consecutive national outdoor titles to add to his hat-trick of indoor triumphs.

In the Midlands, his winning attempt came during the third of his six throws, having led after the first round with a distance of 17.54.

Lincoln extended that lead by hurling 17.82 in the next round and, after his winning effort, went on to record lengths of 16.98 and 17.95.

He is still short of the 19.90m standard required to qualify for next month’s European Championships in Berlin but will be in action before and after the World Cup – competing in a British League competition in Bedford on Saturday and joining the field at the Cork City Games on Tuesday, July 17.

Lincoln has also benefitted from a recent training camp in the USA with New Zealand’s reigning world champion Tom Walsh.

But the multiple national champion still has to balance his athletics commitments with a full-time job and, anybody interested in sponsorship opportunities, should email