Christine Ohuruogu wins Olympic 400m silver for Great Britain

Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu

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Ohuruogu wins 400m silver

Christine Ohuruogu could not hide her disappointment after she was beaten into second place in the 400m final at London 2012.

Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu

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Ohuruogu 'stunned' to lose title

She finished strongly in a season's best time of 49.70 seconds but it was not enough to earn another athletics gold for Great Britain.

American Sanya Richards-Ross claimed gold in a time of 49.55secs, while compatriot DeeDee Trotter took bronze.

"I was stunned. I was heartbroken actually, I really was," said Ohuruogu.

She added: "To lose your title like that, it was tough. But Sanya's a worthy competitor and she ran a good race so I have to be happy with what I got. It could have been worse."

The 28-year-old Londoner was just eight hundredths of a second slower than the time she ran in Beijing to win gold four years ago.

"I thought I still had some time but the line came too soon and I thought, 'No, it's gone, it's gone'.

"I came here with one thing and one thing only on my mind and that was to continue my reign as Olympic champ. I'm just a bit disappointed."

Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment Result
1 Richards-ross USA 49.55
2 Ohuruogu GBR 49.70 SB
3 Trotter USA 49.72 SB