Team GB Track and Field Athlete Profile:
NAME - Christine Ohuruogu
BORN - London
AGE - 32
HEIGHT - 1.75m
Women's 400 metres
400M: 49.41 NR
2015 IAAF World T&F Championships, 4x400, BRONZE
2014 Commonwealth Games, 4x400, BRONZE
2014 IAAF World Indoor T&F Championships, 4x400m, BRONZE
2013 IAAF World T&F Championships, 400m, CHAMPION
2013 IAAF World T&F Championships, 4x400m, BRONZE
2013 European Indoor Championships, 4x400m, GOLD
2012 Olympic Games, 400m, SILVER
The Olympic champion in 2008, and silver medallist in 2012, she is a double World Champion, having won the 400 m at the 2007 and 2013 World Championships. She has also won four World championship bronze medals in the women's 4 x 400m relay as part of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team. Ohuruogu's personal best time of 49.41 seconds, set at the 2013 World Championships, beat the UK record set by Kathy Cook in 1984 by 0.02 seconds, simultaneously making her the first British female to win two World Championship titles, and the first British female to win three global titles. Christine coached by Lloyd Cowan will enter her fourth Olympic Games, but will this be the last Games for the successful athlete?
Ohuruogu has the chance to pursue two medal's being one of four members of the Women's 4x400m relay team, but will first be on track in the women's 400m race on Saturday 13th August.
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