Great Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson clinched a gritty silver on the ultimate day of the World Championships.
The 20-year-old provides to her Olympic silver medal from final yr after operating a season’s finest of 1 minute 56.38 seconds in Eugene.
She was overwhelmed to gold by the USA’s Athing Mu, who additionally took victory on the Tokyo Olympics final yr, with Kenya’s Mary Moraa third.
Hodgkinson was forward with 700m to go by 0.03 seconds however Mu rallied within the ultimate 100m and managed to squeeze her British rival out simply earlier than the road.
The medal is Great Britain’s sixth on the World Championships in America, which ends on Sunday.
After Tokyo, sponsor Barrie Wells handled her to a spin in an Aston Martin however, this time, Hodgkinson solely wished to toast gold.
“I don’t deserve it (the Aston Martin). I have to earn that one,” she stated, forward of operating within the Commonwealth Games subsequent week.
“This year all I had on my mind was the gold. It definitely shows the expectations I’ve got for myself.
“I’m definitely a little bit annoyed but being on another world podium in my second year of being in the professional world of athletics is something I should be proud of.
“I’m grateful to be a part of it and grateful to be challenging for gold medals. I never thought I’d be doing that aged 20 and with another 20-year-old. I have a lot of respect for her but I’m obviously gutted.
“I came here to win the gold and it didn’t happen. “It shows I have improved from last year,” she stated. “That’s what you try to do. Unfortunately, it wasn’t good enough this time but the gap’s closing and hopefully one day I’ll get there.
“I took the shortest route. I sat in, bided my time. I was confident. I don’t think I did anything wrong, it just wasn’t my time.
“We (her and Mu) don’t race each other that much, which I think is a good thing because it builds up the tension of the across-the-pond rivalry. I think we can push each other to new heights trying to get on top. We’ll see what happens.”