Sharman misses out on final place

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 24:  William Sharman of Great Britain competes in the Men's 110 Metres Hurdles Heats during day three of the Aviva 2012 UK Olympic Trials and Championship at Alexander Stadium on June 24, 2012 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: William Sharman of Great Britain competes in the Men's 110 Metres Hurdles Heats during day three of the Aviva 2012 UK Olympic Trials and Championship at Alexander Stadium on June 24, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Corby hurdler William Sharman was unable to reach the final of the 110m hurdles at the European Championships in Helsinki.

Sharman and his Great Britain team-mate Gianni Frankis both failed to make it out of the semi-finals.

Sharman was fourth in 13.55, which equalled a season’s best, but it was not enough to qualify as a fastest loser.

“I over-rotated as I came out of the blocks and I stumbled, so I did well to stay on my feet and carry on really but that obviously cost me my acceleration phase,” he said.

“I’m just taking each race as it comes. Olympics or no Olympics, Europeans or no Europeans, there are still 10 hurdles wherever it may be.”

Sharman is set to miss out on the third hurdles place for the Olympics with Andy Turner likely to take it following the UK Trials last weekend.