Christine is the
current (London 2012) 400m Olympic silver medallist, and former 400m Commonwealth
(2006), World (2007), and Olympic (2008) champion.
Christine graduated from University College London
with a degree in linguistics in 2005.
Christine was a late
starter, only turning to the track seriously at the age of 16, but she wasted
no time and in 2003 won a bronze medal at the European Junior Championships.
She was a semi-finalist at both the Athens Olympics in 2004 and the World
Championships the following year.
Christine began to specialise in
the 400m as no other athlete from Newham & Essex Beagles AC wanted to
compete over such a distance. From then on, Christine was regularly selected by
Tim Mundle to run the 400m, due to the impressive times she ran for her age
Prior to athletics Christine was a
talented netballer and represented England at Under-17 and Under-19 level
before opting to focus on athletics.Christine’s victory in the Beijing
Games was the 50th gold medal for Great Britain in Athletics at the Olympics. Whilst
Christine’s Personal Best of 49.61 ranks her third amongst British women 400m
runners, behind fellow Olympic medallists Kathy Cook and Katharine Merry.
Apart from her trade mark smile, Christine
is a role model and inspiration to youngsters; she willingly visits schools,
and other organisations to give talks and present awards.
2003 - European Junior Championships 400m bronze medal
2004 - Olympic Games semi-finalist
2005 - European U23 Championships 400m and 4x400m silver medals
2005 - World Championships 4x400m bronze medal
2006 - Commonwealth 400m Champion
2007 - World 400m Champion
2008 - Olympic 400m Champion
2012 - Olympic 400m silver medallist
x World Championships Bronze medallist
x World Athletics Final Silver medallist
x World Athletics Final Bronze medallist
x Olympic Games finalist
x World Championships finalist
- MBE in the New Years Honours
2009 - Honorary Doctor of Arts (UEL)
2010 - Newham and Essex Beagles Life Member
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