Oxford City’s Nathan Douglas remains positive about his future, despite bowing out after three jumps in the triple jump final.

Douglas, who qualified for the final with a leap of 16.80m, failed to repeat the feat in the final, with a best jump of 16.48.

But, having been a major doubt before the championships because of a nagging injury, Douglas said: “Obviously it was disappointing.

“But this shows where I am. Three weeks before the UK trials it looked as if I wasn’t going to have a season, so I did well just to get to Barcelona.”