Dai Greene set his sights on making it a full set of major titles at

the London Olympics next year after a stylish 400 metres hurdles victory

at the World Championships in Daegu.

The win adds the world title

to the European and Commonwealth crowns the Welshman won last year and

makes him favourite to complete the set on home soil in 2012.


former Swansea youth-team footballer, who held his nerve after two

faulty starts, said: "If I'd had a bad season this year it wouldn't have

set me up very well for next year. It's a lot easier during the winter

months to train when you have a gold medal on the mantelpiece."


added: "Now I've got three from three from the last championships and I

want to complete the set (at the Olympics) next year."


Welshman's victory crowned a memorable evening for the British team,

coming minutes after Hannah England produced a wonderful sprint finish

to win a surprise silver in the 1500m.

Greene added: "We've been

waiting for this gold all week. I saw Hannah England's performance, saw

her running round with the flag and I was like 'I'm going to get a piece

of that action'. I was desperate to come away with the gold.


had a lot of injures in 2006, '07 and '08 and was really struggling to

make the squads and now look at me – I've totally changed that round.


worked very hard to get here and that's why I can deal with the

expectations, because I remember being bottom of the pile."


Greene's victory had been expected, England's medal-winning run came out

of the blue as she produced a storming finish to make up huge ground

down the home straight, coming home 0.28secs behind winner American

winner Jennifer Barringer-Simpson.

The 24-year-old, who was left

in tears after missing out on selection for the last World Championships

in Berlin two years ago, said: "It was such a weight off my shoulders

making the final because I knew I was capable of that. But honestly I

never thought I was capable of this."