Golden 400m star Hermitage breaks world record

Tuesday 13th September 2016 12:37 pm
Jubilant Georgie Hermitage flies the flag after winning gold in Rio today ()

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BINSTED’S Georgie Hermitage has won a second gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, after storming to victory in the T37 400m final on Tuesday afternoon – and beating her own world record to boot.

It comes just days after the Guildford and Godalming Athletics Club member and mum of one also scooped gold in the T37 100m with another world record-breaking time, and one day after Farnham’s Rachel Morris won her second Paralympic gold in the arms-shoulders single sculls.

Georgie will have a chance to seal her hat-trick in the T35-38 4x100m relay final starting at 11.31pm UK time on Thursday, lining up alongside London 2012 bronze medallist Olivia Breen from Liphook.

Two former students of Treloars school and college in Alton, Patrick Wilson and David Smith, are also in action today, in the BC3 individual boccia at 3.15pm and the BC1 individual boccia at 5.30pm respectively.

See this week’s Herald, on sale Thursday, for a full round-up and interviews with the area’s Paralympic heroes.


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