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perri142.jpgTower Hamlets athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton won double gold at the weekend and became the fastest woman over 400 metres in the world this year.

The 24-year-old who lives in Bow took first place at the European Championships in Gothenburg and followed up her triumph with a second gold in the 400 metre relay.

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Silver medalist from London 2012 Christine Ohuruogu returned to her east London roots to open the relaunched Gala Bingo club in Stratford.

The 400m runner got a standing ovation from bingo-lovers as she entered the hall last Friday following the £1.5million investment.

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Part-time Credit Suisse worker Adbul Buhari has made it into the Great Britain Olympic squad for this summer's Games.

The discus thrower is joined by east London medal hopefuls Mo Farah, Christine Ohuruogu and Perri Shakes-Drayton in the team of 71 unveiled on Tuesday afternoon.

Ashley Facey Thompson2.jpgA teenage Paralympic table tennis star has been named Canary Wharf Sports Personality of the Year.

Ashley Facey Thompson, who will represent Great Britain at the 2012 Paralympic Games, won two golds and one silver at the National Disability Table Tennis Championships and led Great Britain to team gold at the Italian and German Opens last year.

perri142.jpgTower Hamlets athlete Perri Shakes Drayton missed qualification for the 400m hurdles final by just one hundredth of a second at the World Athletics Championships.

Shakes Drayton clocked 55.07 seconds in finishing third in her semi-final this morning, only to be pipped as a fastest loser by Ukrainian Anastasya Rabchenyuk, who ran 55.06 secs.

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