Hermitage Crowned T37 400m World Champion in Doha

Briton, Georgie Hermitage has broken her own world record to become the T37 400m World Champion at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha. Wearing her Firefly Orthoses, Hermitage knocked nearly half a second from her previous best, crossing the line 62.01 seconds, almost 3 and a half second ahead of second-place finisher, France’s Mandy Francois-Elie. Hermitage’s form coming into the World Championships has been spectacular, this year alone she has broken the T37 400m World Record on three occasions. Hermitage had to deal with foot injuries in the lead-up to the Games, but showed no ill effect as she cruised home to take the world title. Speaking to the BBC after the win Hermitage said:

‘This is more than I could ever dreamed of, I never thought I would get a world record. Today was all about getting around and trying to win gold and make the point there is more in me’.

Georgie spoke to More4 about her delight at her achievement:

After already claiming a silver medal in the 100m event at the Championships, she’s now heading into winter training ahead of her next goal of competing at Rio 2016. Katrina Waller is the clinical lead at Compleet Feet, based in Sussex. It was here, as a patient of Katrina’s Georgie was prescribed Firefly Orthoses and wears her orthotic devices when competing.    Firefly Orthoses are proud to have played a small role in Georgie’s exceptional achievements and wish her every success in the future.

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