Christine Ohuruogu wins Sportswoman of the Year title

ANI| Updated: Dec 06, 2013, 14:54 PM IST

London: Athlete Christine Ohuruogu has been named Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year.

The 400m runner became the first British woman to win two Athletics World Championship crowns when she won gold in Moscow in August.

After winning the award, Ohuruogu said that she was genuinely shocked but really happy after winning such a dignitary honour.

According to the BBC, cyclist Becky James was given the Young Sportswoman of the Year award.

Ohuruogu beat James, dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin, cricketer Heather Knight, skeleton bobsledder Shelley Rudman and tri athlete Non Stanford to win the award in London .

The 29-year-old later confirmed she intends to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the report added.