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Christine Ohuruogu
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Osaka07 D5A W400M finish
Ohuruogu (in dark blue, centre) winning the 400 m at the world championship in Osaka

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.

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