Christine Ohuruogu On Being a Role Model
In this Video
Christine Ohuruogu, MBE discusses the increasing pressures of being an Olympic athlete and a role model for the younger generation.
Christine Ijeoma Ohuruogu, MBE (born 17 May 1984) is a British athlete, who specialises in the 400 metres; the event for which she is the former Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion.
Christine’s personal best time of 49.41 seconds is the current British Record and was set while winning the World Championships in 2013. This title made her the first British female to win two World Championship titles, the first British female to win three global titles, and the first British athlete of either gender to win three global titles in the same event. Christine competed in the women's 400m race at the Rio Olympics.
Christine studied at University College London, where she graduated in Linguistics in 2005. She also played netball during her undergraduate studies.
Christine was appointed MBE in the 2009 New Year Honours for her services to athletics and was named the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year in 2013.