Will Brian be crowned king of sport?

FITNESS fan Brian Clark jumped at the chance to make a bid to become TV's International King of Sport.

By Amanda Cresswell

By Amanda Cresswell

Amanda.cresswell@eveningstar.co.uk

FITNESS fan Brian Clark jumped at the chance to make a bid to become TV's International King of Sport.

Brian, a duty manager at Crown Pools in Ipswich, was picked from thousands of hopefuls to represent Great Britain in the competition to be broadcast in September.

The former Claydon High pupil, who plays for Westerfield Football Club, spent a gruelling day of trials in London before making the team for the Channel Five show.

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He had found about the competition from leaflets at various sports clubs and decided to give it a go.

Brian, of Belstead Avenue, Ipswich, said: "To be selected for the show was a big achievement. There were thousands of entrants which were narrowed down to a few hundred for the trails.

"I was one of eight in the team."

Sports used in the event include underwater shot put, 200 metre back running sprint, high jump from a spring board into a pool, downhill slalom running and head first long jump.

The 33-year-old was a professional footballer for Chesterfield until he sustained a knee injury five years ago. He also played internationally for England Universities.

And did he make it to the top? You'll have to wait until September and switch on to find out.

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