GB Christine Ohuruogu Bags Fantastic Gold Medal in 400m
Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu ran a stunning 400metres to catch up the the front runners from a slow start to a tremendous powerhouse finish, as she pounded around the last turn to breast ahead of the field, to beat US Sanya Richards and Jamaica's Shericka Williams. It is no wonder she was beaming with pride!
Today she has had the last word - and then some. After allowing Sanya Richards and Shericka Williams, of the US and Jamaica, to set the early pace, she kicked spectacularly at the final turn and edged past her rivals in the final few metres, coming home in 49.62 seconds. Richards, the pre-race favourite, got her tactics badly wrong and looked leaden-footed in the home straight as she trailed in third.Ohuruogu wins stunning 400m gold
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"As I crossed the line I was thinking 'Oh my gosh, I think I've won,'" said Ohuruogu. "I thought it was just a dream and now it's become a reality.
"I am just so proud of myself. I know I can perform when I need to. I may not have a good season but, like at the World Championships, that's what I train all year for."