Christine Ohuruogu

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Christine Ohuruogu

Christine Ijeoma Ohuruogu, MBE (born 17 May 1984) is a British athlete. Her coach is Lloyd Cowan. She was born to Igbo Nigerian parents[1] in Newham, London.

In 2009, she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire.[2]

Ohuruogu won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and a silver medal in the 400m in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

In December 2013, she was given the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year award.[3] She was also nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Ohuruogu has written children's books.

References[change | change source]

  1. Adoyo, Sarah (13 August 2013). "World Athletics 2013: Nigerian Origin Christine Ohuruogu Wins Gold in Photo-Finish". Legit.ng - Nigeria news.
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  3. "Christine Ohuruogu honoured to be named Sportswoman of the Year". Sky Sports.