Kenya's Mary Moraa chased down Keely Hodgkinson on the home straight to win 800m gold at Birmingham 2022.

England's Hodgkinson, who won Olympic silver at Tokyo 2020 last year and at the world championships last month, led after the final bend but could not hold off the charge of Moraa.

Moraa, who had finished third behind world champion Athing Mu and Hodgkinson in Eugene, clocked a time of one minute 57.07 seconds to claim gold.

Hodgkinson ran one minute 57.40 seconds in a race where Moraa set the early pace in the first lap before almost dropping to the back just after the bell.

The Kenyan then began to move up with 300m to go and managed to pass Hodgkinson.

Scotland's Laura Muir, Olympic silver medallist over 1500m, took bronze on the line ahead of Jamaica's Natoya Goule.

Moraa admitted she went off too quickly and almost gave up on a medal.

“My plan was to go through quite fast in 57 or 58 seconds but after 300m I realised I was going too fast as I was running at 56-second pace,” she said.

“I lost hope because everyone went past me. I was last. But when I got to 200m I started to close the gap and with 120m to go I was counting 1-2-3-4 and I started to think I could win a medal. I kept pushing.”

Hodgkinson is now eyeing a big finish at this month’s European Championships in Munich.

“I’m definitely determined to win a gold, three more warm-ups and cool-downs to do and the season is almost finished,” she said.

“I really wanted the gold, worlds was definitely the hardest and I thought I was going to win today but I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

“Mary went off quite hard and there was a bit of argy-bargy in the corner so I needed to keep my position. I don’t really know what Mary was doing, to be honest. I was focusing on myself.

“It happens I guess. I think we had quite similar strengths in the last 200m and my plan was to be ahead of her and hopefully she wouldn’t catch me. She did but it is what it is. I’m pretty gutted.”

"I wanted to come here and get a medal and I've done that. But I want the gold. The 1500m is my event. Fingers crossed the recovery will be good tonight and I will be in a good place tomorrow."

Elaine Thompson-Herah completed the sprint double when she added 200m gold to her 100m title.

The Jamaican came home in a Games record time of 22.02 ahead of Nigeria's Favour Ofili and Chrstine Mboma of Namibia.

Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards took gold in the men's 200m with a personal best time of 19.80.

England's Zharnel Hughes won silver with a season's best 20.12 as the bronze went to Joseph Paul Amoah of Ghana.

Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo made it a golden double at Birmingham 2022, adding 5000m gold to the 10,000m title he won on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old's kick down the home straight proved too much for Kenyan pair Nicholas Kimeli and Jacob Krop, who won silver and gold respectively, to handle.

Jamaica's Janieve Russell won gold in the women's 400m hurdles.

The 28-year-old was followed home by team-mate Shiann Salmon but Jamaica were denied a clean sweep of the medals by South Africa's Zeney van der Walt, who delivered a storming finish to clock a personal best time and edge out the ailing Rushell Clayton.

The British Virgin Islands' Kyron McMaster took gold in the men's 400m hurdles ahead of Jaheel Hyde of Jamaica.

Alastair Chalmers came home third to win Guersney's first ever athletics medal.

Gold in the women's hammer throw went to Canada's Camryn Rogers, with silver for Julia Ratcliffe and bronze to Jillian Weir.

Australia's Kurtis Marschall won men's pole vault gold with a leap of 5.70m, with England duo Adam Hague and Harry Coppell taking silver and bronze respectively.