Irish eyes aren’t smiling on Olympic winner Ohuruogu

NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLES Olympic Champion Christine Ohuruogu was unable to register a victory in her two events at the Woodie s DIY Irish Indoor Championships in Belfast at the weekend. The Stratford Express Olympic 400m champion s sixth in the 60m was no

NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLES Olympic Champion Christine Ohuruogu was unable to register a victory in her two events at the Woodie's DIY Irish Indoor Championships in Belfast at the weekend.

The 'Stratford Express' Olympic 400m champion's sixth in the 60m was not a major surprise, but finishing third in the 200m was a poor result.

Ohuruogu finished in 24.33, behind Irish duo Kelly Proper (24.10) and Niamh Whelan (24.26).

The Beagle made a terrible start and clocked 7.73 in the 60m final.


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That left her 0.42 seconds behind US winner Brianna Glenn who finished ahead of Whelan (7.50) and Ailis McSweeney (7.54) with Ohuruogu's training partner Anyika Onvora (7.64) in fifth.

Ohuruogu played down her performances at the Odyssey Arena, which came a couple of days after her return from warm-weather training in South Africa.

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Fellow Beagle, pole vaulter Steve Lewis, was second in 5.51m at the KBC Indoor Meeting in Belgium.

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