No silver lining yet for Ohuruogu

24 August 2012 / 18:49

Christine Ohuruogu has admitted it is still a struggle to feel completely satisfied with her Olympic silver medal.

The Londoner finished second to American Sanya Richards-Ross in the 400 metres final at London 2012 as she relinquished her Olympic crown. It was, though, undoubtedly some achievement for an athlete who was written off on countless occasions following her gold medal win in Beijing four years ago as injuries severely affected her progress.

"I am happy with the silver, but we don't train for second place and I wouldn't be the person I was if I was going to settle for silver," said Ohuruogu, who will compete in front of a home crowd again at the Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix at Alexander Stadium on Sunday.

"That's just how I am, it's not being ungrateful. I run to win.

"It was going to be a tough ask in the final, I didn't quite know what to expect, but I knew that if I'm going in, I'm going in to win. I don't know any other way.

"I think when time elapses you can look back on things in perspective. But I knew I was that close and knowing you were that close is what kills you."