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UCL graduate grabs Beijing gold in athletics

19 August 2008


bbc.co.uk/sport/" target="_self">BBC Olympic coverage
  • BBC Olympic profile
  • Christine Ohuruogu graduated from UCL in Linguistics in 2005, but she let her running do the talking today when she grabbed Olympic gold in the women's 400m in the National Stadium in Beijing.


    The 24-year-old crossed the line in 49.62 seconds to edge out Jamaica's Shericka Williams and American favourite Sanya Richards. And she's tipped to do the double when when she lines up with the rest of the British team in the 4x400m women's relay on Friday, August 22nd, at 12.40pm

    You can watch Christine's solo effort again on BBC iPlayer and her live relay race will be streamed via the BBC's website. You can watch BBC Sport and read her Olympic profile by clicking onto the links at the top of the page.

    Christine's not the only athlete to have passed through UCL on their way to a gold medal. Tim Foster (Economics, 1994) forced nerve and sinew to the ultimate prize in 2000 as part of the coxless fours boat, starring alongside one Sir Steve Redgrave.