Keely Hodgkinson lands World Championship silver and keeps dreaming of gold

Nice Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson insisted it’s only a matter of time earlier than she ends her silver streak with gold.

The 21-year-old was overwhelmed to 800 metres gold on the World Championships by Kenya’s Mary Moraa in Budapest, simply 13 months after she additionally completed second in Eugene.

Hodgkinson’s silver was added to by two 4x400m relay bronze medals on the ultimate day which means Nice British end with 10 – their joint greatest on the World Championships, stage with Stuttgart in 1993.

She clocked one minute 56.34 seconds with defending champion Athing Mu in third and GB’s Jemma Reekie fifth.

Hodgkinson had been overwhelmed into silver by Mu eventually 12 months’s World Championships earlier than Moraa took gold on the Commonwealth Video games forward of her.

Earlier than the ultimate the Olympic silver medallist admitted she owed them each and feels gold is inside her grasp.

She stated: “I wished to return right here to get gold but it surely’s one other podium and consistency has been the phrase I’ve been utilizing. It’s three silvers now so it ought to be at one level I’m going to get a gold, it’s only a matter of when.

“I’m pleased with my efficiency, gutted I didn’t come out on prime but it surely’s nice to be up there with the highest three on the earth.

“Mary obtained the bounce on us and you possibly can’t actually afford that with these two women. It was a extremely good race from us all.

“It keeps me on my toes. I’m attempting to maintain the streak going the place I constantly decide up medals. It’s that tiny one per cent so I’ll maintain striving in direction of it.”

Hodgkinson was unable to match Moraa’s tempo within the house straight because the Kenyan received in a single minute 53.03s however at the very least overhauled Mu with 50m remaining.

The Briton added: “To be constantly up with the perfect on the earth is all I need from my profession. I did assume I used to be going to return by way of on the within. The road simply got here faster than I assumed it will.

“I gave it my all, like I all the time do. I don’t assume I put a foot improper. I do adore it. I used to be actually trying ahead to it. I used to be actually up for it. I actually did imagine I used to be going to win once more – you’ve obtained to imagine, that’s half the battle.

“It’s a completely different order to final 12 months, who is aware of what order will probably be subsequent 12 months (on the Olympics)?

“It’s an Olympic 12 months – everybody brings much more of their A sport than they normally do. There isn’t a stone left unturned. Like I say, we’ll goal for gold once more and see what occurs.”

Reekie, who break up from long-term coach Andy Younger in March, was third with 200m left however couldn’t maintain tempo within the house straight.

She stated: “I’m proud of the way in which I ran it. I used to be courageous and I went out, it was in all probability only a bit sizzling within the first lap.

“I’m proud of the way in which I ran this season. I went to Jon (Bigg, coach) in an absolute mess and our purpose was all the time to run below two minutes once more constantly. To be right here within the remaining is thrilling for subsequent 12 months.”

Later, the boys’s 4x400m relay workforce of Alex Haydock-Wilson. Charlie Dobson, Lewis Davey and Rio Mitcham received bronze behind the USA and France.

The ladies’s squad of Laviai Nielsen, Amber Anning, Ama Pipi and Nicole Yeargin additionally claimed third in a dramatic end which noticed the Netherlands beat Jamaica on the road after a shocking run from Femke Bol.

Morgan Lake completed fourth within the excessive bounce after a clearance of 1.97m.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button