Belgrave Harriers William Sharman came away from the newly laid Hampden Park Commonwealth Games track last Friday with flying colours after claiming victory in Glasgow Grand Prix IAAF Diamond League meeting.

The in-form 29-year-old British 110m hurdles champion beat off the challenge from Jeff Porter and Sergey Shubenkov at Glasgow 2012 venue to equal his personal best of 13.21 seconds.

Current world leader and one of the favourites for Commonwealth Games gold Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment came fifth in 13.31secs.

“I expected to perform as I performed but I thought I’d face much closer opposition,” said Sharman.

“It was two rounds in quick succession so it’s good preparation for the Commonwealth Games. I just want to try my best there.”

He added: “I don’t know what is going to happen at the Commonwealth Games because there are some absolutely great competitors who are going there, people with faster times than myself.

“All I can do is hope to perform to my best ability, we see if it’s good enough on the day.”

Before heading back north of the border, Sharman will continue his Glasgow 2014 preparations this Sunday (July 20) in London Anniversary Games event at Horse Guards Parade and The Mall.

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