Christine Ohurougu going for gold at London Olympics
Christine Ohuruogu would rather let her feet do the talking at this year’s Olympics, despite being billed as one of Great Britain’s best prospects for a medal in London.
The 2008 Olympic champion is back on form, following last month’s World Indoor Championships in Turkey, having suffered with injury and a loss of form.
Ohuruogu inspired Great Britain to gold in the 4x400m relay in Beijing and also won the top prize in the 400m and is being tipped for glory again after gold in Turkey, again in the 4x400m.
“I’m really quiet and I prefer to be in the background and let my work speak to me,” she said.
“My coach Lloyd Cowan taught me that you have to do my job and run well, and that is all you need to get through.
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“He told me that long before I won an Olympic gold medal. That’s why it’s so ingrained in me even to this day. Everything I do I do with that frame of mind, and that’s why I have to say no to a lot of things.”
Ohuruogu stated she never lost her belief despite last year’s poor form and her bizarre qualification from the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, for a false start.
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“I know last season wasn’t what I would have liked but I pushed right through the season and had three weeks of intense training and turned things around,” she added. “Obviously you didn’t see that because of the disqualification.
“Even though that happened I was satisfied that I’d done everything every I could. So all this new noise about the indoors and people saying it’s a comeback doesn’t really mean too much to me right now.”