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Ohuruogu, defending world champ in 400m, takes gold

Updated: August 19, 2008, 11:59 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Christine Ohuruogu of Britain has won the gold medal in the women's 400 meters at the Beijing Olympics.

The reigning world champion was fourth coming into the last stretch Tuesday and hit the front near the finish line to win in 49.62 seconds.

Shericka Williams of Jamaica took silver in 49.69 and Sanya Richards of the United States, the early pacesetter, faded to finish with bronze in 49.93.

Richards was ahead, looking to write a successful closing chapter to a year ...

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