Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross was pushed to the limit by Botswana’s Amantle Montsho before coming through to win the women’s 400 metres at the DN Gala Diamond League meeting last night.
American Richards-Ross took the lead from Montsho in the closing stage of the race to win in 49.89 seconds. Montsho finished on 50.03, with Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu taking third in 50.77.
“I feel good. Coming back for a race like this after the Olympics, you can feel physically and emotionally drained,” Richards-Ross said.