Christine Ohuruogu eases into 400m semi-finals at European Championships

Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu is into the 400m semi-finals at the European Championships thanks to a season-best time.

Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu has reached the 400m semi-finals at the European Championships in Zurich with a season-best time.

Christine Ohuruogu during the women's 400m heats in Zurich on August 12, 2014© Getty Images

The 30-year-old world champion crossed the finishing line with a time of 51.42s on Tuesday as she eased through her heat.

Ohuruogu's personal best in the 400m is 49.41s, which she achieved at last year's World Championships.

The London-born athlete is due to return to the track on Wednesday to see if she can book her place in the final.

Shana Cox, Kelly Massey, Christine Ohuruogu and Anyika Onuora of England celebrate winning bronze in the Women's 4x400 metres relay final at Hampden Park during day ten of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2, 2014
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