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Ohuruogu & Chambers win in Paris

Christine Ohuruogu
Ohuruogu's nearest rival was nearly 1.5 seconds off her winning pace

Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu breezed to victory in her first 400m race since last September at the Montreuil meeting in eastern Paris.

She cruised to victory in a time of 51.14 seconds ahead of France's Solen Desert Mariller and Thelia Sigere.

Fellow Briton Dwain Chambers overcame a poor start in cold conditions to power to victory in the 100m in 10.17secs.

Compatriot and former world junior champion Harry Aikines-Aryeetey snatched second place in 10.33secs.

Ohuruogu is following a similar build-up programme to the one which won her gold in Beijing last summer and has been concentrating on speed training over 100m and 200m.

Her time bodes well for the defence of her world 400m crown in Berlin in August.

Dwain Chambers in action in Montreuil
Chambers is still keen to represent GB

Chambers is hoping to be picked for the Aviva GB team for next weekend's European Team Championships.

In other events, UK 800m champion Michael Rimmer clocked one minute 47.01secs in third behind Frenchman Jeff Lastennet (1:46.48) and Kenyan Jackson Kivuna (1:46.91).

Andy Turner, who despite no longer receiving lottery funding is determined to compete at the 2012 London Olympics, had to withdraw from the 110m hurdles after a mishap on the warm-up track.

The Commonwealth and European bronze medallist Turner, who has had a great start to his season, with four overseas victories, hurt his back and pulled out of the race as a precautionary measure.



see also
Athletics on the BBC
21 Apr 11 |  Athletics
In-depth interview - Christine Ohuruogu
03 Jun 09 |  Athletics
Chambers may receive Paris invite
05 Jun 09 |  Athletics
Chambers invited to Dutch meeting
25 Mar 09 |  Athletics
Olympic winner Ohuruogu gets MBE
28 May 09 |  London
Chambers storms to gold in Turin
08 Mar 09 |  Athletics


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