WEYMOUTH’S Kevin Archer has claimed a superb two bronze medals in the 800m and the 1500m at the World Masters Indoor Champs in Torun, Poland.

In the 800m, having qualified as a fastest loser, Archer was drawn on the outside of the nine finalists.

Archer led from the gun until favourite Irishman Joe Gough came past with 200m to go, before Germany’s Walter Rentsch overtook Archer with 120m left.

Archer’s time created a new British lead for 2019 of 2:22.02.

The 1,500m was a similar affair.

Again, after qualifying as a fastest loser, Archer was drawn on the wide outside of the 12 finalists and determined to lead again.

However, Gough and Rentsch both passed near the end.

Archer was almost overtaken by Luciano Moser with 50m to go but Archer was spurred on to secure bronze.

Archer’s time of 4:53.68 was a British lead for 2019 by more than 11 seconds, while Gough won in 4:51.39, with Rentsch just ahead of Archer with 4:53.45.

Archer said: “(It was) brilliant. They were my first world indoor medals so it is better than I have ever done before indoors. The whole event and the stadium and the atmosphere was fantastic.”

Weymouth St.Paul’s Harrier Dot Fraser finished sixth in the W80-84 60m, with a British lead time of 13.21. In the 200m, she lowered the British lead time to 52.48.