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Ohuruogu leads GB relay girls into final

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 August 2013 | UPDATED: 09:00 16 August 2013

Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu celebrates winning the Women's 400m gold. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu celebrates winning the Women's 400m gold. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

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Comfortable win in heat for squad

Christine Ohuruogu anchored GB’s squad into tomorrow’s 4x400m relay final with a comfortable victory in their heats at the World Championships in Moscow.

Newham’s Ohuruogu, having won individual gold earlier in the week, was handed the baton with a clear lead and cruised home in 3.25.41, ahead of Nigeria.

Eilidh Child led the team off, having competed in the 400m hurdles final last night when Bow’s Perri Shakes-Drayton limped home injured, and established a lead for Shana Cox to take into the second leg.

Margaret Adeoye maintained GB’s advantage on the third leg, before Ohuruogu finished the job and the team captain has high hopes for the final.

“We have a great team,” said former St Edwards pupil Ohuruogu. “Everyone kept our lead so I didn’t really have to do much!

“We’ll go back and rest, come back tomorrow and deliver another good performance.”

Child said: “I didn’t get too much sleep last night but the adrenalin kept me going and I didn’t want to let the girls down.”

Cox, after running a 50.9 second leg, added: “There was thatpressure of being able to keep the lead, but I just wanted to carry the baton round and keep the lead.”

Adeoye, who came in for the injured Shakes-Drayton, said: “It was my first time and I didn’t want to let the team down.”


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