World Championship athletics: Christine Ohuruogu factfile after Moscow gold

By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH.   Last Updated: 12/08/13 7:29pm

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Christine Ohuruogu celebrates gold

Christine Ohuruogu celebrates gold

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Christine Ohuruogu became one of Great Britain's greatest athletes by claiming a second world title in sensational style in Moscow.

The 2008 Olympic champion produced a wonderful late finish to claim gold in the tightest finish imaginable, but that gold means she must now go down as one of Britain's very best.

Let's look at her factfile.

1984: Born May 17 in Forest Gate, London.

2003: Finishes third in the 400m at the European Junior Championships. Starts to concentrate on athletics after representing England at netball.

2004: Reaches the 400m semi-finals at the Athens Olympics and finishes fourth with the 4x400m relay squad.

2005: Part of the British 4x400m team that wins bronze at the World Championships in Helsinki.

2006: March - Wins 400m Commonwealth gold in Melbourne in 50.28seconds.

August 6 - Provisionally suspended by UK Athletics after missing three out-of-competition drugs tests in the last 18 months.

September 15 - Handed one-year ban by UK Athletics backdated to August 6 and an automatic lifelong ban by the British Olympic Association (BOA).

October 11 - Appeals to Court for Arbitration in Sport (CAS) against length of suspension.

2007: April 4 - CAS reject appeal.

July 29 - Lodges appeal to BOA for reinstatement.

August 5 - Suspension finishes.

August 7 - Chosen for World Championships in the 400m and 4x400m relay.

August 11 - Competes for the first time since the London Grand Prix on July 27, 2006. Wins her heat at the Scottish Championships in Glasgow in 53.09secs.

August 29 - Wins 400m gold at the World Championships in Osaka in a personal best 49.61s, also claiming bronze in the relay.

November 26 - Attends an appeal over her Olympic ban in front of a Sports Dispute Resolutions Panel in London.

November 27 - Wins her appeal with a unanimous verdict from the SDRP.

Christine Ohuruogu edges out Amantle Montsho on the line in Moscow

2008: August 19 - Wins Olympic gold in Beijing, defeating the American pre-race favourite Sanya Richards to win in 49.62.

2009: August - Having been troubled by a hamstring injury during the summer, finishes fifth in the World Championships in Berlin, running 50.21.

2010: July - Ruled out of the European Championships in Barcelona with a thigh injury.

September - Pulls out of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi through injury.

2011: August - Disqualified in the heats at the World Championships in Daegu for a false start.

2012: March - Wins gold in the 4x400m relay at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.

June - Runs fastest time since 2009, clocking 50.69 at the Diamond League meeting in New York.

Wins Olympic trials to seal her place on Team GB.

August 5 - Wins Olympic silver medal in London as she finishes second behind Sanya Richards-Ross.

2013: March - Wins 4x400m relay gold at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg.

July 27 - Runs fastest time outside a major championship, clocking 50 seconds flat to win the London Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium.

July 30 - Named as the Great Britain team captain for the World Championships.

August 12 - Wins gold medal in 400m in World Championship in Moscow, breaking Kathy Cook's 29-year-old national record in the process.

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