Irritated Keely Hodgkinson will put any celebrations on maintain after profitable 800m silver on the World Championships.
The 20-year-old added to her Olympic silver medal after a season’s finest of 1 minute 56.38 seconds in Eugene on Sunday.
She was crushed to gold by the USA’s Athing Mu, who additionally took victory on the Olympics final yr, by 0.08 seconds with Kenya’s Mary Moraa third.
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’ve to earn that one,” she mentioned, forward of operating within the Commonwealth Video games subsequent week.
“This yr all I had on my thoughts was the gold. It undoubtedly exhibits the expectations I’ve bought for myself.
“I’m undoubtedly a bit of bit aggravated however being on one other world podium in my second yr of being within the skilled world of athletics is one thing I needs to be pleased with.
“I’m grateful to be part of it and grateful to be difficult for gold medals. I by no means thought I’d be doing that aged 20 and with one other 20-year-old. I’ve numerous respect for her however I’m clearly gutted.
“I got here right here to win the gold and it didn’t occur.”
Hodgkinson was forward with 700m to go by 0.03 seconds however Mu rallied within the closing 100m and managed to squeeze her British rival out simply earlier than the road.
Mu beat Hodgkinson by 0.67 seconds in Japan with the Brit closing the hole this time.
“It exhibits I’ve improved from final yr,” she mentioned. “That’s what you attempt to do. Sadly, it wasn’t adequate this time however the hole’s closing and hopefully in the future I’ll get there.
“I took the shortest route. I sat in, bided my time. I used to be assured. I don’t assume I did something unsuitable, it simply wasn’t my time.
“We (her and Mu) don’t race one another that a lot, which I believe is an efficient factor as a result of it builds up the strain of the across-the-pond rivalry. I believe we will push one another to new heights making an attempt to get on high. We’ll see what occurs.”
After Hodgkinson’s silver, Nice Britain’s 4x400m girls’s relay staff claimed bronze, within the closing occasion at Hayward Subject.
Victoria Ohuruogu, Nicole Yeargin, Jessie Knight and Laviai Nielsen clocked three minutes 22.64 seconds behind the USA and Jamaica.
Knight mentioned: “It has been such a dream operating with these ladies. There’s a lot potential on this staff and there are different ladies not operating right here for the time being as nicely. I simply need to soak this up, these moments don’t come round fairly often.”
Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan broke the world file within the 100m hurdles semi-final, operating 12.12 seconds, en path to profitable gold.
Cindy Sember’s 12.50 in the identical race was a British file, taking 0.01 seconds off her sister Tiffany Porter’s earlier mark, and he or she got here fifth within the closing.
Jazmin Sawyers and Lorraine Ugen completed ninth and tenth within the lengthy leap. Sawyers posted 6.62m with Ugen 6.53m, nicely under her private finest of seven.05m.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen shook off the frustration of being crushed by Jake Wightman within the 1500m to storm to victory within the 5000m. The Norwegian gained in 13 minutes 09.24 seconds with Nice Britain’s Marc Scott 14th.
Sweden’s Armand Duplantis broke the world file within the pole vault to win with a clearance of 6.21m.