Ohuruogu sprints to Olympic 400m gold

Christine Ohuruogu won Britain's sixteenth gold medal at the Beijing Olympics when she sprinted to victory in the women's 400 metres final last night. The 24-year-old finished in 49.62 seconds, storming home over the final 50 metres.

The Olympic gold marks a remarkable comeback for Ohuruogu after she overturned a life ban imposed last year by the British Olympic Association. The London runner missed three random drug tests in 2006 and looked set to miss the Beijing Olympic until her appeal was successful.

Considered one of the potential poster girls for London 2012, Ohuruogu's victory may be the first step on her road to redemption with the BOA. In all, Britain scooped four gold medals yesterday in what is the most successful Olympics for Team GB since London 1908.

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