Keely Hodgkinson wins silver medal in 800m as Athing Mu takes dominant Olympic gold

Keely Hodgkinson took a sensational silver medal for Nice Britain within the ladies’s 800m at Tokyo 2020 as American Athing Mu received gold in dominant vogue.

Because the pre-race favorite, the tall and rangy Mu, 19, took the lead early and cut up in 57.82 seconds after 400m, holding her place on the entrance and coming house in an American document in 1:55.21.

Hodgkinson, additionally 19, took up a superb place with 200m to go and kicked onerous off the bend to maneuver from fourth into second and completed strongly to interrupt Kelly Holmes’ British document in 1.55.88.

Jemma Reekie simply missed out on bronze, ending fourth in 1:56.90, as American Raevyn Rogers pulled off a late comeback, ending in 1:56.81.

Whereas the third British athlete within the race, Alex Bell, accomplished a formidable Video games after changing Laura Muir with one other private finest in seventh with 1:57.66.

A blossoming rivalry between Hodgkinson and Mu will certainly now develop with the Crew GB star shocked at her achievement at such a younger age.

Hodgkinson stated: “It was such a great race, it was so open, I simply needed to place all of it on the market. It’ll take a few days to sink in. I’m so blissful.

“I’m speechless proper now, Kelly is a legend, I’ve regarded as much as her, I’ve spoken to her within the final couple of days. It means a lot.”

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