Olympic speaker Christine Ohuruogu MBE is a British track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres, the event for which she is the former Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champion. Prior to her retirement in 2017, she earned an impressive eight 1st place titles across eight different competitions. As an Olympic speaker, Christine reflects upon her highly successful career, offering her audience an insight into elite sport.
A standout athlete from the very beginning, the London native ran track and played netball throughout her childhood, earning a spot in the London Youth Games Hall of Fame. Beginning her running career aged 20, Christine has been working actively as a sporting professional and sports speaker for more than ten years, her first medal coming at the 2003 Tampere European Junior Championships.
Gold medallist at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and silver medallist at the 2012 London Olympic Games, the Olympic speaker is a double World Champion, having come first at the 400m at two World Championships. She has also won four World Championship bronze medals in the women’s 4 x 400m relay as part of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team. Christine’s personal best time of 49.41 seconds set at the 2013 World Championships, beating the previous UK record set by Kathy Cook in 1984 by 0.02 seconds. This also made her the first British female to win two World Championship titles, and the first British female to win three global titles.
Whilst competing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Christine earned a bronze medal at the 4x400m relay – her last victory before retirement in 2017. Christine’s Olympic performance secured Great Britain’s first medal in the event at the Olympics since 1992. A dedicated and ambitious athlete with an incredible track record, Christine is also a passionate and engaging Olympic speaker – her talks are suitable for perfect for numerous occasions. She has appeared as a guest speaker at charitable fundraisers, private parties and corporate functions.
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When featuring at events Christine is known to discuss such topics as:
- Succeeding as a Team
- Going for Gold
- Maximising Success
- Adapting to Challenges
Over the course of her career Christine earned the following achievements:
- Gold medal at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games
- Gold medal at the 2005 Florence European Cup World Championships
- Gold medal at the 2007 Osaka Gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
- Gold medal at the 2012 Istanbul World Indoor Championships
- Gold medal at the 2013 Moscow World Championships
- Gold medal at the 2013 Gothenburg European Indoor Championships