Britain's Rhys Williams is determined to make a name for himself after reaching the final of the 400 metre hurdles at the European Championships.
Williams won his semi-final in 49.63 seconds to ensure his battle with team-mate Nathan Woodward for Olympic selection will be decided in Helsinki's own Olympic stadium on Friday.
And although Williams eased down to miss out on the second 'A' standard of 49.50secs he needs to match those Woodward already holds, the Welshman believes that will come by chasing medals on Friday.
"There's no point being good in the heats and getting nowhere in the final," said the 28-year-old son of former Wales rugby star JJ Williams. "That wouldn't look very good. I need another 'A' but realistically if I don't do that I won't get anywhere tomorrow. I'm expecting to do a lot faster than today."
World champion Dai Greene and his training partner Jack Green booked their Olympic places at last weekend's trials, where Williams fell at the penultimate hurdle in the final.
Williams, who won silver behind Greene at the European Championships two years ago, added: "The two Greens aren't here. I'm using this opportunity to really get some confidence and make a name for myself. That's the plan. And obviously try to beat Nathan.
"This event seems to have been pooh-poohed by British Athletics but it's given me a great opportunity. If there had been nothing else I would have been absolutely gutted. It's been another focus, another opportunity to 'get your act together, sort the race out, concentrate and put it right'. That's the beauty of these championships for me."
Woodward initially feared he had missed the final after finishing fourth in the first semi, but that race provided the three fastest qualifiers and Woodward therefore advanced as a fastest loser.