Keely Hodgkinson and Jazmin Sawyers land Team GB European indoor golds

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  • Hodgkinson dedicates 800m title defence to former coach
  • Jazmin Sawyers wins long jump gold with 7m personal best

Keely Hodgkinson entered the European Indoor Championships fully aware of her status as the undisputed favourite, so far ahead of the rest of the field that probably only a mistake could have toppled her. The pressure that comes with excellence did not faze her at all. On Sunday she comfortably defended her title and further underlined her dominance over the continent.

Having marked her arrival at the top of the sport two years ago by winning her first European indoor gold medal at 19, Hodgkinson is only the second woman to defend an 800m European indoor title.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol
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