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Christine Ohuruogu celebrates law graduation

GRADUATE: Christine Ohuruogu

THREE-TIME Olympic medallist Christine Ohuruogu is now a law graduate having completed her degree.

The 35-year-old announced the news of her graduation on social media.

Alongside a picture of her celebrating in her cap and gown, she wrote: “Cheers to my law degree! 2nd graduation in the bag.”

Her achievement has been praised by fans and fellow athletes.

Team GB sprinter Dina Asher-Smith was among those who congratulated Ohuruogu on her recent success.

She said: “Congratulations Queen Chrissy!!! I’m so happy for you! All the hard work and stress has paid off! Hopefully you can enjoy a nice little break now.”

Former track and field athlete Jade Johnson wrote: “Chrissy doing what Chrissy does...winning! Only difference now is that it's in REAL life! Nothing better than to transfer your success from the track & "win" for the rest of your life! Congrats love!”

Ohuruogu said she was overwhelmed by the supportive messages she received.

She said: “Thank you for all the kind messages, very overwhelming and truly grateful: the degree was difficult! A tough tough grind, but happy I made to the end. Appreciate the love!”

Ohuruogu, who retired from athletics last year, bagged two Olympic gold medals in Beijing in 2008 and silver in London 2012. She also won world championship titles in 2007 and 2013.

After missing three out-of-competition drug tests between October 2005 and July 2006, Ohuruogu was handed a 12-month ban from athletics.

On her return, she won the outdoor world title in Osaka in 2007.

While her days of competing professionally are behind her, Ohuruogu continues to show her love for the sport.

Recently she came out of retirement for the Müller Anniversary Games, where she ran in the Legends Mixed Relay.

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