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British Athletics cuts number of athletes on top-level funding

Christine Ohuruogu. Credit: PA

Christine Ohuruogu is one of several top British athletes to have had their National Lottery funding cut for the 2017 season.

The former Olympic and double world champion over 400 metres, 32, has been downgraded from first-tier podium funding to relay funding.

Injury-hit former 400m hurdles world champion Dai Greene and James Dasaolu, Britain's second fastest man ever over 100m, have both been stripped of their funding completely, British Athletics revealed on Wednesday when it released the athletes selected on its world-class performance programmes for 2016-17.

The total number of Olympic athletes on podium funding has dropped from 21 to 15 ahead of next year's World Championships in London, with the retired Jessica Ennis-Hill, sprint hurdlers Andy Pozzi and William Sharman, 1500m runner Laura Weightman and 800m runner Andrew Osagie joining Greene and Ohurougu in dropping off.

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Ohuruogu tweets her thanks to fans after photo-finish

World Championship 400 metre champion Christine Ohuruogu has tweeted her thanks to fans after her photo-finish

Six years after winning her first world crown, the British athlete recovered from a terrible start to surge down the home straight and pip reigning champion Amantle Montsho to the line.

Ohuruogu wins gold by four thousandths of a second

An official handout photo shows Christine Ohuruogu of Britain (R) as she crosses the finish line ahead of Amantle Montsho (second right) Credit: Reuters

Britain's Christine Ohuruogu won the World Championship 400 metre final by four thousandths of a second.

An official handout photo shows Ohuruogu (right) as she crosses the finish line ahead of Botswana's Amantle Montsho (2nd right) to win gold.

Six years after winning her first world crown, the British athlete recovered from a terrible start to surge down the home straight and pip reigning champion Amantle Montsho to the line.

Ohuruogu wins 400m event at Anniversary Games

Britain's Christine Ohuruogu, who won silver at the London 2012 Games, stormed to victory in the Anniversary Games today. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic 400m gold and silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu has won the women’s 400m event at the Olympic Stadium in the Anniversary Games in London.