My best and worst moments with Georgina Hermitage

The British sprinter is the fastest T37 athlete in the world, but what are her career highs and lows so far? 27 Jul 2016
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British T37 sprinter Georgina Hermitage reveals her best and worst career moments.

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British sprinter and triple world record holder Georgie Hermitage provides this week's 'best & worst moments'.

Hermitage, who competes in the T37 class, was in fantastic form at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto, Italy, in June winning the 100m, 200m and 400m, as well as 4x100m T35-38 relay gold alongside her British teammates.

In fact the 27-year-old has impressed since making her senior international debut in early 2015 at the Dubai Grand Prix where she won the 100m. Hermitage went on to dominate the field at the Berlin Grand Prix and the London Grand Prix Final last year, breaking world records at both events, before winning 400m gold in world record time at Doha 2015 - although she had to settle for silver in the 100m

Here are her best & worst moments:

My worst moment

The worst career moment for me was in Doha at the World Championships over the 100m. I’d had seven weeks out before with injury and there was nothing I could have done that day that was going to bring home the gold so that was really frustrating.

My best moment

For me the best moment of my career might be the Anniversary Games (the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final in London, Great Britain) last year, competing in front of a home crowd and my daughter being there too. Having her on the track afterwards meant the world to me.


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