Keely Hodgkinson’s hatred of losing will propel her to 2023 success, claims Coe

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  • British 800m runner has claimed Olympic and world silver
  • ‘I see her in the tunnel after a race she loses, it’s no picnic’

Sebastian Coe has backed Keely Hodgkinson to emulate Jake Wightman by winning a world title and believes her European Championships success in Munich and her hatred of losing can propel her to glory in 2023.

The 20-year-old has won Olympic, world and Commonwealth silver medals over 800m, as well as European outdoor and indoor gold, in an astonishing first two years of her senior career. Yet Lord Coe, who knows more than most about 800m and 1500m glory, believes much more is to come and expects Hodgkinson’s first major outdoor title at the Europeans in August to be a springboard towards world championship success in Budapest in the summer.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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