Christine Ijeoma Ohuruogu, MBE (born 17 May 1984) is a British athlete. Her coach is Lloyd Cowan. She was born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Newham, London.
In 2009, she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire.
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. She was also nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Ohuruogu has written children's books.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Adoyo, Sarah (13 August 2013). "World Athletics 2013: Nigerian Origin Christine Ohuruogu Wins Gold in Photo-Finish". Legit.ng - Nigeria news.[permanent dead link]
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- ↑ "Christine Ohuruogu honoured to be named Sportswoman of the Year". Sky Sports. Archived from the original on 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
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- Medalists at the 2008 Summer Olympics
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- Members of the Order of the British Empire
- People from the London Borough of Newham
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