Josh Kerr believes is eyeing a new British record in Paris. GETTY IMAGES

Great Britain athlete Josh Kerr has expressed confidence in securing British Olympic medals this summer in the 1500m event in Paris.

The 26-year-old is aiming for gold in the French capital and has his sights set on breaking a new British record after surpassing Steve Cram's mile best, which stood for 39 years, in Oregon.

In Sunday's Diamond League event, the current 1500m champion crossed the finish line ahead of Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway, while fellow Scots Neil Gourley and former world champion Jake Wightman secured fourth and fifth places, respectively.

"Both Jake and Neil Gourley have been struggling with injuries over the past year or so and the way they stepped up this week is just phenomenal," he said in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live.

"It shows there's going to be some intense battles over the next couple of weeks going into the British Championships and then the Olympics. I can guarantee right now there are going to be medals for the UK at the Olympic Games in the 1500 and they can come from any one of us.

Josh Kerr has set his sights on gold and a new British record at the Paris 2024 Olympics. GETTY IMAGES
Josh Kerr has set his sights on gold and a new British record at the Paris 2024 Olympics. GETTY IMAGES

"My goals in this sport was to be a world and Olympic champion," he added. "I've got the indoor and outdoor titles, but I don't have the Olympic champion yet, so I don't want to risk anything. Obviously I am there to go after gold, but I know the guys who will be on the team with me will be trying to do the same thing.

"A sweep on the podium might be a little bit of a pipedream, but you never know what can happen with this kind of calibre of guys."

Regarding his rivalry with Ingebrigtsen, Kerr simply stated that he is thoroughly enjoying being part of a group of middle-distance runners reminiscent of the era of Cram, Sebastian Coe (now Lord Coe), and Steve Ovett.

"The Brits and Europeans dominate this distance now like it was in the golden age of 1500m running. I'm proud to be leading that and I wanted to make sure, against a class field like that, I could still put in the work and show who the best guy is," he added.

"I definitely have the British 1500m record in my sights. The mile one was a bit older and it was really fun to get."