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Christine Ohuruogu: Former world and Olympic 400m champion retires at 34

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Christine Ohuruogu: Former world and Olympic 400m champion retires at 34

Ohuruogu wins gold in 400m thriller

Nice Britain’s former Olympic and world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu has retired on the age of 34.

Ohuruogu gained 400m gold on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing a 12 months after changing into world champion in Osaka.

She took silver on the London Olympics in 2012 earlier than regaining her world title in Moscow in 2013.

“At this time is the beginning of the British Championships and as I will not be competing I really feel it’s a good time to announce my retirement,” she stated.

“I did not really feel able to retire after final season however a mix of my research and a niggling harm restricted how a lot coaching I used to be in a position to do that 12 months.”

The east Londoner was given a one-year ban for lacking three out-of-competition drug exams in 2006 and her participation within the Beijing Video games of 2008 was underneath risk at one stage from a British Olympic Affiliation bylaw that meant any doping offences had been punishable by lifetime Olympic bans.

Ohuruogu, who grew to become an MBE within the wake of her 2008 Olympic triumph, was the primary British lady to win two athletics world titles.

“I finish my profession with 4 Olympic medals and 5 World Championships medals,” Ohuruogu stated.

“Athletics has been my ardour for thus lengthy and I’m proud to name myself an athlete.”

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