Hertog Wins Gold in Dubai on the Obsidian
Ronald Hertog won the gold medal in the 200m T64 event at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships wearing the Obsidian Sprint Blade from Fillauer. This feat makes him and the Fillauer Obsidian Sprint Blade world champions. Ronald’s finish time was 22:20, which is a Dutch National record and personal record.
The Ronald Hertog and Fillauer Story:
In 2017, Ronald Hertog, had one goal in mind: to complete his quest for medals in these 3 pillars of athletics: throwing, jumping, and sprinting. Having already achieved the first two, he was searching for a new sprint blade that could meet his requirements for performance and durability. After a year of trying several sprint blades that could not meet his needs, Ronald reached out to other premier athletes who recommended he contact Fillauer. There, he was introduced to the Obsidian Sprint Blade.
In 2014, Fillauer released the AllPro Foot, embarking on a journey that would revolutionize prosthetics for walking and advanced sports. Three years later, Fillauer began development of a blade designed specifically for competitive sprinting. By combining leading STF technology and a unique, split blade design, the Obsidian entered the stage to propel athletes to new heights.
Upon trying the Obsidian, Ronald new he had found a winner, not only in the foot, but also in himself. Ronald’s 2019 World Championship in the 200m T64 event completed his professional goal as a medalist in javelin, long jump, and sprinting.
“The race was exciting till the last centimeter. I gave everything I had. I could really feel the split working at the start and going through the bend. At the home straight, the big blade gave me the extra speed I needed to win the gold! I want to thank Fillauer for helping me in completing my dream.”Ronald Hertog
“Developing industry leading products, like the Obsidian Sprint Blade, which enable athletes like Ronald to pursue and achieve their dreams, is at the core of what we at Fillauer do”, said CEO Michael Fillauer
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