Georgina Hermitage28 March 1989 Guildford, Great Britain
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships – gold: 100m and 400m T37
- Rio 2016: gold: 100m T37 and 400m T37; silver: 4x100m relay T35-38
- Grosseto 2016 European Championships - gold: 100m T37, 200m T37, 400m T38 and 4x100m relay T35-38
- Doha 2015 World Championships - gold: 400m T37 and 4x100m relay T35-38 gold; silver:100m T37
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Since making her international debut in 2015, Hermitage has been a revelation winning Paralympic, world and European titles, and consistently breaking records.
At the London 2017 World Championships she won 100m and 400m T37 gold, smashing the world record over one lap in the process with a time of 1:00.29 – more than two seconds faster than her rivals on the track. She clocked 13.36 seconds in the final of the 100m T37, setting a new championship record.
At Rio 2016 she won two gold medals and one silver, with records falling in every race.
Her first event was the 100m T37 and she gave a good indicator of her outstanding form lowering her own world record to 13.39 in the heats. She went even faster in the final, clocking 13.13 to top the podium with ease.
Three days later she broke the Paralympic record in the 400m T37 heats with a time of 1:03.44. In the final she went nearly three seconds faster, crossing the line in 1:00.53, lowering her own previous world record set at June’s European Championships by 0.10 seconds.
Although she and her teammates could only manage silver in the 4x100m relay T35-38 (51.07) behind China, they still recorded a new European record.
Hermitage had warmed up for Rio 2016 by winning four gold medals – 100m T37 (13.85), 200m T37 (27.21), 400m T38 (1:00.63) and 4x100m relay T35-38 (51.63) – at the Grosseto 2016 European Championships in Italy.