Keely Hodgkinson (coach: Trevor Painter, club: Leigh) will compete at the London Stadium for the very first time on Sunday 23 July 2023, having won medals at the Olympics, World and European Championships and Commonwealth Games since the event was last held in London.
The stadium will welcome the very best athletes from around the world in what will be the biggest one-day athletics spectacular of the year this summer, and Hodgkinson will line up in the women’s 800m as athletics returns to London. With tickets starting at just £23 for adults and £5 for juniors, this is your chance to see one of the leading stars of British athletics in action in the UK.
The reigning European indoor and outdoor champion was a prolific athlete on the Wanda Diamond League circuit last year, when she won three fixtures across the Series in Birmingham, Oslo and Eugene, and she will be seeking more of the same in 2023. The 21-year-old will be targeting a special performance in London, only a matter of weeks before the World Athletics Championships in Hungary.
Hodgkinson said, “I am really excited to be racing in the London Stadium for the first time in July. I have no doubt it will be an amazing experience to race in front of the huge home crowd, so I cannot wait to have the opportunity to perform on that stage in the summer.
“The Diamond League races are always competitive, and this will be one of the last important races before Budapest, so I am looking forward to a really exciting contest against a strong field in London in a few months’ time.”