Christine Ohuruogu

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Mon Sep 05 2022
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Christine Ohuruogu is one of the most decorated British athletes who has won gold medals for Britain in the Olympics, the World, and the Commonwealth championships. She mostly prefers 400 meters events for competitive athletics. 

In her career as a sportsperson, she has won one gold, a silver, and two bronzes in three Olympics. Furthermore, Ohuruogu has two college degrees and has also written a few books related to athletics, friendships, and the journey of life. 

Early Life & Childhood

From Nigerian parents, Christine Ohuruogu was born on May 17, 1984, in Newham, London, United Kingdom. Her parents relocated from Imo State, Nigeria, to London two years before her birth. She grew up in and grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Olympic 2008 400-meter gold medalist, Ohuruougu, grew up as the second child among eight. She used to play skipping and football with her siblings and friends. The first sport that encouraged her to choose athletics was netball. 

In addition, she has also played international games for the under seventeen and nineteen England netball teams.

About Christine's Sister: Victoria Ohuruogu

Among seven siblings, Victoria is one of the siblings of Christine. Like her older sister, Victoria is also a British professional athlete who competes in 400-meter events. 

Christine Ohuruogu's sister Victoria Ohuruogu in the field
Christine Ohuruogu's younger sister, Victoria Ohuruogu (Image Source: telegraph.co.uk)

Victoria Ohuruogu was born on February 28, 1993. She had participated in the senior team relay at World Athletics Indoor Championships with her sister, Christine.

Moreover, Victoria has won two bronzes in European Championships, one bronze in World Championship, a silver in Common Wealth Games, and a gold medal in European U23 Championship. 

About Christine Ohuruogy's Relationship

Like other celebrities, Ohuruogu prefers to keep her personal life away from the public limelight. She has not revealed her relationship status yet. 

Christine Ohuruogu wearing black clothes and black glasses
Christine Ohuruogu enjoying her single life (Source: Instagram @christineohuruogu)

According to many online tabloids and news, we came to the conclusion that she is currently single at the moment. Also, details regarding her previous relationship and affairs are not discovered yet. 

It seems that The British gold medalist, Ohuruogu, is focusing on establishing herself and likes to stay away from attachments. 

Net Worth & Salary of Ohuruogu 

Being a professional athlete for nearly fifteen years, Ohuruogu has achieved a lot of fame, respect, and upliftment in her lifestyle. As per authoritative sources, the estimated net worth of Christine Ohuruogu is $3 million

Christine Ohuruogu on GoUSA Tv  wearing yellow jacket
Photo of Christine Ohuruogu in yellow clothes (Source: Instagram @christineohuruogu)

Ohuruogu is one of the wealthiest women athletes in Britain. Her primary sources are sponsorship, medal bounty, and annual training stipend. According to sports officials, she had a yearly salary of £60,000, approximately $68,710, equal to the American gymnast Simone Biles.

Ohuruogu's Coach: Lloyd Cowan

Lloyd Cowan has been the coach and role model of Ohuruogu since 2004. He was born in 1962 and died in 2021. He was a true inspiration for Ohuruogu. She has stated that:

"He told me to walk like a champion, even when I didn't feel like it, and to never drop my shoulders, my gaze, or my standards, for anyone. Without Lloyd, his guidance, coaching, love and respect I would not have been the athlete that I am and for that I am forever humbled and grateful."

Christine Ohuruogu with her coack Lloyd Cowan
Photo of Christine Ohuruogu and her coach Lloyd Cowan (Source: Instagram @christineohuruogu )

In addition, whenever she won a medal, there was not a day when she did not describe how great Cowan was as a coach. 

Academic Qualification & Education

Despite being interested in sports and athletics from an early age, Ohuruogu has two graduate degrees. She went to St Edward's Church of England Academy in Romford and Trinity Catholic High School in Woodford Green for her middle and high school education. 

Christine Ohuruogu celebrating after her graduation  from the queen mary university
Christine Ohuruogu celebrating after graduating with her second degree from The Queen Mary University of London (Source: Instagram @christineohuruogu)

After her high school graduation, Ohuruogu joined University College London (UCL) and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Linguistics. In 2009, the British 400m specialist got an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East London. 

After that, she resumed her education after attending the Queen Mary University of London in 2017 for a two-year law degree. Likewise, she graduated on July 22, 2019, with her second degree when she was thirty-five. 

Achievements: Medals & Records

In her fifteen years of professional period, Ohuruogu has won many medals representing Britain in international tournaments. She has four Olympics medals, including one gold, eight World Championships with two golds, and two commonwealth medals.

Christine Ohourogu showing her gold and silver medals
Christine Ohurogu with two medals in her hands (Source: Instagram @christineohuruogu)

Ohuruogu has eight golds, seven silvers, and twelve bronzes in international level championships, including the Olympics, European Team Championships, and Commonwealth games. 

Athletic Body of Ohurouga

The Nigerian descent, Ohurougu has a perfect body for athletics. Her height of 5 feet 9inch (175 cm) and weight of 68kg (150 lbs) give her a body necessary for sports. 

Christine Ohurougu in racing track showing her muscular body
Muscular full body of Christine Ohurougu (Souce: zimbio.com)

The black beauty Ohurougu has brown eyes and curly black hair. Most of the time, she prefers to style her hair by giving it a braided look, providing her with the look of Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt

Author of Two Books

As mentioned earlier, Ohurougu has also written and published two books along with competing in Olympics. Her books Camp Gold: Running Stars and Camp Gold: Going for Gold were initially published in 2012

Christine Ohurougu's book Camp Gold: Running Stars and Camp Gold: Going for Gold
Christine Ohurougu's book Camp Gold: Running Stars and Camp Gold: Going for Gold (Source: chrissyo.com)

These books are about athletics, friendship, and life challenges, and their content targets children and younger ones. 

About Ohorougu's Website

The 5 feet 9-inch British athlete Ohurouga also has her website where she describes herself, her sporting insights, her journey, and her stories. She has also given her business and contact IDs for commercial enquires. 

We can even send an email to her official account for other enquires rather than the business. Her website @chrissyo.com has more than four thousand views. If you want to know more about her and her struggles and journey, you can check her website. 

Presence On Internet & Social Media

Ohuruga doesn't seem much active on the internet and social media applications. However, she occasionally posts some exciting events on her social media. 

Ohuruoga joined Twitter on April 2009 and has over sixty-six thousand followers. Her Twitter handle goes by @chrissyohuruogu

Her Instagram handle @christineohuruogu has over six thousand five hundred followers. Fortunately, both of her Twitter and Instagram handles are officially verified. 

 

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