Christine Ohuruogu is an athlete competing in track and field at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for Great Britain.

After struggling with injury for much of the 2011 season, Christine Ohuruogu was disqualified in the heats of the 400m for a false start. She then ran third-leg for Great Britain's 4x400m relay that took fourth place in 3:23.63.

Ohuruogu won Olympic 400m gold for Britain with a stunning surge down the home straight in Beijing. She crossed the line in 49.62 seconds to eclipse Jamaica's Shericka Williams and American favorite Sanya Richards-Ross. The win made Ohuruogu the first British female Olympic 400m champion. At the Athens Games in 2004, Ohuruogu finished 10th in the 400m with a time of 51.00 seconds and helped Great Britain finish fourth in the 4x400m relay.

In 2006, Ohuruogu received a one-year ban from competition for missing three out-of-competition drug tests, one in 2005 and two in 2006, which is a violation of IAAF and British Olympic Association rules. The BOA additionally barred Ohuruogu from competing at future Olympic Games for Great Britain. She appealed to the Court of Arbitration of Sport, which upheld the one-year competition ban but overturned the British Olympic ban.

Ohuruogu completed her ban on Aug. 5, 2007 and she was selected to the British team that competed at the World Championships. Ohuruogu ran in only five competitive races before the 400m final in Osaka, but she still managed to secure Great Britain's only gold medal at the meet in a personal-best 49.61 seconds, the second-fastest time in the world on the year and the . She also helped Great Britain to a bronze in the 4x100m relay.

Born to Nigerian parents in East London, Ohuruogu was raised less than one mile from the site of the 2012 Summer Olympics stadium in Stratford. Ohuruogu studied linguistics at University College London, where she played netball before quitting in 2003 in order to concentrate on competitive track and field.


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Age: 33 years old
Birthday: May 17, 1984
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 154 lbs.
Full Name / Real Name: Christine Ijeoma Ohuruogu
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Hometown: Newham, England, UK
Current Residence: London, England, UK

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