Christine Ohuruogu
MBE

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Christine Ohuruogu delighted British supporters by winning a Gold medal in the 400m sprint event at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and Silver in London 2012. She also took Bronze as part of the 400m relay team in Rio 2016. Her Personal Best ranks her in the top three, all time British women 400m runners.

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A record breaking former British Olympic and World Champion runner Christine Ohuruogu is one of Britain’s greatest ever 400m specialists. Born in London, she was raised a mere stone’s throw from the Stratford Olympic Stadium, where she won Silver for Team GB in 2012. 

Christine began her athletics career following a spell as an under 17 and under 19 England netball player, having joined Newham and Essex Beagles. Christine went on to take up the gauntlet on the athletics track running over the 400m and winning her first Bronze medal in the Junior Championships. After that her medal haul went on to include; Olympic Gold over 400m in Beijing and Silver over the same distance in London 2012 as well as relay Bronze in Rio 2016. Other career highlights include indoor and outdoor World, European Championship and Commonwealth Games titles to name but a few.

Renowned for her record-breaking prowess, she took the British World Champion Record set in 1984 by Kathy Cook, was the first British woman to win two World Championship titles and the first British athlete to win 3 world titles in a single event.

Having retired from competition, Christine continues to strive to be the ultimate role model for young people and as such, works as a speaker to encourage members of today’s youth to become involved in sport. Her presentations are both motivational and inspirational, covering topics such as; overcoming adversity, Team GB and Sporting success. Passionate and engaging, Christine is available as a speaker for corporate and sporting events, charity fundraisers and private events.

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