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Christine Amertil (born 18 August 1979 in Nassau, New Providence) is a Bahamian athlete competing mainly in the 400 metres. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University.
On 15 October it was announced that silver medallist Folashade Abugan had been disqualified after testing positive for testosterone prohormone. Aliann Pompey of Guyana was promoted to the silver medal position, with the bronze medal going to Christine Amertil of the Bahamas.
Rosemarie Whyte participated for the Jamaican team in Beijing in the women's 400 meters dash. She attended GC Foster College, which is located in the former Jamaican capital of Spanish Town, and participated in the Beijing Olympics at age 21. Whyte had not previously competed in any Olympic games. During the August 16 qualification round, Whyte competed in the first heat against six other athletes. With a time of 51.00 seconds, she ranked first in the heat ahead of the Bahamas' Christine Amertil (51.25 seconds) and Nigeria's Ajoke Odumosu (51.39 seconds). Of the 50 athletes, Whyte tied Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu for seventh place. She advanced to the next round.
Novlene Williams participated in the second heat of the August 17 semifinal round, competing against seven other athletes. She placed third in the heat with a time of 51.06 seconds, displacing Bahamian sprinter Christine Amertil (51.51 seconds). However, Russia's Anastasia Kapachinskaya ranked second, ahead of Williams (50.30 seconds), while American runner Sanya Richards took first (49.90 seconds). Of the 24 athletes who progressed to the semifinal round, Novlene Williams ranked 12th. She was the only Jamaican in the event who did not reach the finals.
Coming into the final, the fastest qualifiers were Monique Hennagan and Natalya Antyukh challenging each other in their semi final, Tonique Williams-Darling racing DeeDee Trotter in theirs, with world champion Ana Guevara cruising her semi final just staying ahead of Christine Amertil. In the final, Hennagan again went for the lead with Amertil and Natalya Nazarova each taking their shot at her in the first 200, only to fade after. Starting slightly slower, Williams came on strongly on the backstretch, marked by Guevara around the second turn. Coming off the turn Guevara had Williams where she wanted her, and Sanya Richards about even with Hennigan a couple of steps behind, with Antyukh and Trotter another step behind. Less than 50 meters from the finish, Guevara moved into the lead, but Williams kicked it into a different gear and pulled away to finish with gold. On the inside, Trotter rocketed past Richards and was gaining on Hennagan. Hennagan tried to fight, long striding with a slowing cadence to the finish, losing ground to a fast closing Antyukh. Defeated, Guevara gave up the fight and glided across the finish line with silver. 3 meters back, Antyukh clearly beat a wilting Hennagan, who still managed to hold off the fast closing Trotter.
Southeastern Louisiana University alumnus and three-time Olympian Christine Amertil was the only Bahamian athlete participating in the women's 400 meters dash during the 2008 Summer Olympics. During the qualification round, which took place on 16 August, Amertil was placed in the first heat, which included seven athletes. Among them were Jamaica's Rosemarie Whyte and Nigeria's Ajoke Odumosu. Amertil ranked second in her heat, with a time of 51.25 seconds, between Whyte (first place at 51.00 seconds) and Odumosu (third place at 51.39 seconds). Overall, Amertil ranked tenth out of fifty athletes. She advanced to the semifinal round. During the 17 August semifinal round, Amertil was placed in the second heat, which included American Sanya Richards and Russian Anastasia Kapachinskaya. Amertil ranked fourth in the heat of eight athletes, completing her event in 51.51 seconds. Jamaica's Novelene Williams ranked ahead of her (third place at 51.06 seconds), and Nigeria's Joy Amechi Eze ranked behind her (at 51.87 seconds). Out of the 24 athletes that progressed to semifinals, Amertil ranked 15th. She did not progress to the final round.