Kyle Langford has suggested there could be “fireworks” after being called up to the Great Britain team for the World Athletics Championships.

The Watford-born athlete ran a personal best time of 1:45.45 for the 800m at the Anniversary Games on Sunday, securing the qualifying time for the World Championships in the process.

His efforts were enough for selectors to include him as a third athlete for the two-lap event, despite the fact he finished outside the top two at the qualifiers.

Langford admits to having a less than stellar year, but feels he is finding his form again and expects to arrive at the former Olympic Stadium on top of his game.

“I have run a personal best and got a call-up to arguably the biggest sporting event since London 2012 when I have not been running as well as I could. I think there could be some fireworks in London,” the 21-year-old said.

“I am pretty confident where I am at the moment and feel pretty good about where I will be when London comes round.

“I think I will be coming into my peak form just in time for the World Championships and that can only be a good thing.”

Sunday’s run was made all the more impressive by the manner in which Langford dealt with the added pressure of needing to run a qualifying time.

He says the need to clock a time of 1:45.90 to stand any chance of making the championships had been playing on his mind.

However, having dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s required to book his spot on the British team, Langford feels he will be able to run with greater freedom.

He said: “There was a lot of pressure to get that time and I knew I had to get it, so have been a bit scared at times and maybe played it safe.

“Now I have been selected I don’t have that pressure and I can just race how I want to race and let it come naturally.

“I raced in Ireland on Wednesday against some Olympians and some really good runners and was dominant in my win, so I am very happy with things.”

This year’s World Championships, which take place between Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 13, will have the added plus point of taking place on home soil.

Langford is excited to compete in front of what he expects to be a vociferous and expectant audience and is targeting a strong showing.

“The home crowd is going to be amazing, so I am excited about that. I did Beijing in 2015 and that was amazing to be at a World Championships,” he said.

“I am expecting bigger and better things this year and I am really excited to compete in London.

“I want to make the final. I think sometimes the hardest thing to do in the 800m is to make the final and then it is one of the easier events to medal in once you get there.”