Keely Hodgkinson claims historic indoor gold as Britain match record haul

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  • Teenager wins 800m gold in 2min 03.88sec
  • Team GB match record medal tally of 12 from Glasgow

Only four days after her 19th birthday, Keely Hodgkinson produced a performance of supreme poise and power to become the youngest British winner of a European Indoor title for more than 50 years.

The combination of a mulish kick and a computing brain worthy of Mensa has long been the recipe for British middle-distance success and Hodgkinson followed it to the letter to take 800m gold. Only Marilyn Neufville, who was 17 when she won a 400m title in 1970, has been a younger UK winner at these championships.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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