Richard Kilty has ruled himself out of contention for a second world title over 60 metres after injury brought an early end to his indoor season.

Kilty, who was a 66/1 outsider when he won the World Indoor title in 2014, looked on course to book his place in the British team for this year’s event when he reached the final of the SPAR British Indoor Championships in Birmingham on Saturday.

However, the recurrence of an Achilles injury forced the 28-year-old from Teesside to withdraw from the final, which saw CJ Ujah claim victory in 6.56 seconds to secure a return to Arena Birmingham next month.

Kilty did not immediately give a reason for his withdrawal, but wrote on Twitter on Sunday: “Gutted to call my indoor season a day yesterday,been suffering with an achillies injury which was strapped up yesterday-flared up during the semi final. As Britains most successful indoor athlete in recent years it’s a tough call but my health is key & have other aims prioritised.”

The British team will be selected on Monday and announced on Tuesday, with this weekend’s winners guaranteed a place as long as they have achieved the qualifying standard. In addition, as the host nation Britain are permitted to enter one athlete in an event where there is not otherwise any representation.

Former Olympic bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz was an injury absentee on a low-key second day in Birmingham, a back injury keeping the 30-year-old out of the men’s high jump won by Mike Edwards with a clearance of 2.20m.

Sheffield’s Lee Thompson produced one of the best performances of the day to win the 400m with a personal best and world indoor qualifying time of 46.23s, with Eilidh Doyle retaining her title in the women’s event ahead of fellow Scot Zoey Clark.

“I didn’t think I had that time in me, I’m just over the moon,” Thompson, 20, said. “I was confident I would get the qualifying time for the World Indoors, but I never thought I’d run 46.23, especially not after the heats yesterday. This is just completely overwhelming.”

There were also personal bests for winner Shelayna Oskan-Clarke and runner-up Mhairi Hendry in the women’s 800m, while Adam Hague won the men’s pole vault with a personal best and championship record-equalling clearance of 5.65m.

Tom Bosworth also took almost 11 seconds off his own British record with a time of 18 minutes 28.70s in the 5k walk, an event which is not included in the world indoors.

And after finishing second to Laura Muir in the 3,000m on Saturday, Eilish McColgan went one better with victory in the 1500m.