Christine Ohuruogu over Olympic silver disappointment

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Ohuruogu excited by Gateshead event

Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu has said she has recovered from the disappointment of failing to defend her 400m title at London 2012.

The 28-year-old won gold in Beijing four years previously but was pipped to the main prize by Sanya Richards-Ross.

"I was a little disappointed with the silver but I think I'm over that now," Ohuruogu told BBC Look North.

"I had a really good season last year and that gives me the opportunity to push on this season."

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Ohuruogu began her Diamond League campaign earlier this month, with New York on 25 May the next destination for the Londoner.

"It's been fun, a nice opener," she added.

"I was in Doha and came third which was a bit disappointing, but it was lovely and nice to catch up with the other athletes."

Following on from the success of Team GB at last year's London Olympics, the Gateshead International Stadium will host the European Team Championships next month and a return to home crowds for many of the stars of the games.

"It's a great chance for everyone to get behind our sport," Ohuruogu continued.

"Everyone loves athletics, watching athletics and being in an athletics stadium, so it's a great opportunity to come an watch us once again."

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