Athletics: Christine Ohuruogu third at Stockholm Diamond League meeting
Olympic silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu was third in the 400 metres on her return to competition following London 2012 at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm last night.
The 28-year-old was second behind Sanya Richards-Ross at the London Games, and the American again triumphed in 49.89 seconds, with Botswana’s world champion Amantle Montsho in second.
Ohuruogu completed the podium in a time of 50.77secs.
Adam Gemili just missed out on making the 100m final at the Olympic stadium and last night he was fifth in 10.22. The world junior champion is only completing his first full season in the sport but was just 0.10 off the podium.
Ryan Bailey of the US – fifth in London – won in 9.93 ahead of Nesta Carter and Michael Frater, both of whom were part of the Jamaican 4x100m relay that set a new world record.
Britain’s Shara Proctor was fourth in the women’s long jump with a best effort of 6.68m, one centimetre off the top three. Yelena Sokolova, silver medallist in London, was first with 6.82m, with Olympic champion Brittney Reese down in ninth.
Elsewhere, Olympic finalist Laura Weightman was eighth in the women’s 1,500m in 4:06.09.
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