defibshop are proud to announce that British Olympic athlete Zoe Gillings-Brier has become a brand ambassador for the company.
Zoe, 29, is Great Britain’s Number 1 Snowboard Cross athlete and has competed at the last three Winter Olympics in Turin, Vancouver and Sochi.
She has achieved seven World Cup podiums and has earned multi-national titles throughout her career in spite of a potentially career ending injury in 2005 when she shattered all the mid bones in her left foot.
Zoe, who is based in Leeds for seven months of the year and Chatel, France for the other five months, was awarded the British Olympic Association’s ‘Athlete of the Year’ award in 2008/09 for Snow Sport and has peaked at number 1 in the world rankings for Snowboard Cross.
She is now preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympic tournament in Pyeong Chang.
Everyone at defibshop is excited to have Zoe on board as a brand ambassador to help us raise awareness of cardiac arrest, not only in sport, but as matter of general health and everyday life whilst also encouraging the need for more public access defibrillators to be made available.
Defibrillators, combined with life saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), are the only form of treatment for someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest and defibshop has been striving since day one to encourage more and more defibrillators to be placed in the public domain to help improve survival figures.
Zoe said: “I love my sport and I put everything that I have into it to increase my performance. Even though I am young, fit and healthy I still recognise the need for a defibrillator, especially when training at the highest level of intensity.”
“I think that defibrillators should be made widely available in public areas too.”
defibshop Chief Executive David Howarth said: “To have a British Olympic athlete come to us and want to be a part of what we are doing as a company is just fantastic.’
‘We are very keen to start working with Zoe as she helps us to raise awareness of cardiac arrest, defibrillators and health in sport as well.’
‘Zoe has seen the stories in the press recently regarding athletes and cardiac arrest and has stepped forward to help raise awareness and to protect herself and her team during her training for the 2018 Winter Olympics.”