Commonwealth Games: Keely Hodgkinson progresses to the final of the 800m

England’s Keely Hodgkinson has progressed to final of the 800m at the Commonwealth Games.

By Amos Wynn
Tuesday, 2nd August 2022, 12:28 pm

The Wigan Borough athlete finished her first round heat in a time of 2:00.18.

Hodgkinson will now compete for the gold medal at the Alexander Stadium on Saturday.

After the race she told the BBC: “I did the best I can, and the crowd itself here is amazing, it’s really nice to have their support. I’m glad to have this round done and now on to the final.

Keely Hodgkinson (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

"It’s very much a world class field. I’ve got a few days off now which is nice, and hopefully I can come away with the gold.”