Brett Morse has mounted a remarkable rebound to form as he released a big PB and Welsh record of 66.06m in the discus in Helsinborg, Sweden, earlier on today to claw his way back well into the mix for places on the British team for Daegu.

Morse’s previous PB throw at 64.49m at Chula Vista, Los Angeles

The season of the 22-year-old, based now in Sweden since splitting with long-time coach Nigel Bevan halfway through, looked like falling apart after a promising start in California in spring in a PB and then UK U23 record of 64.49m so such a result and a big confidence boost could have hardly come at a better time, with just a couple of days before the UK Trials commence in Birmingham.

First, he saw season revelation and new UK record holder Lawrence Okoye replace him at the top of the domestic front with a huge 67.63m at Hendon earlier this month, while the breakthrough of Abdul Buhari and the return to form of Carl Myerscough into the A qualifying region with 65.44 and 65.04m meant that he also slipped outside the top three in the pecking order.

And it made matters even worse when he bombed out of the qualification with three fouls at the recent European U23 Championships as a medal there there could have boosted his cause as the only one of the main contenders without an A standard.

But following this striking turn of situation, moving to third in the British all-time lists, his bid is well back alive to set the discus battle on fire and it will be intriguing to see who’s going to miss out on the trip to Korea in a crazy season in the event, first ever to boast four throwers over 65m. What a difference can a single year make!

Incidentally, according to Morse’s own words on Twitter, he had four throws at 64.80m or better to display excellent consistency on top of that, pulling together his best four throws ever in a single competition by implication.

Therefore, the UK all-time Top 10 in the event has shaped up as follows – note that three out of the four top marks ever have been set this season:

1.Lawrence Okoye (U23) 67.63 (2011)

2.Perris Wilkins 66.64 (1998)

3.Brett Morse (U23) 66.06 (2011)

4.Abdul Buhari 65.44 (2011)

5.Richard Slaney 65.16 (1985)

6.Glenn Smith 65.11 (1999)

7.Carl Myerscough 65.10 (2004)

8.Bob Weir 65.08 (2000)

9.Bill Tancred 64.94 (1974)

10.Emeka Udechuku 64.93 (2004)

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