Who is Jonnie Peacock? Double Paralympic gold medallist and guest on Channel 4’s The Last Leg

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Peacock sprinted to gold at both the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics

SPRINT star Jonnie Peacock won gold in both the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics.

He was appointed MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to athletics.

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Jonnie Peacock delighted the London crowds when he won Olympic gold at the 2012 Games

 

 

What is Jonnie Peacock’s background?

Jonnie Peacock was born in Cambridge on May 28, 1993.

At the age of five he contracted meningitis, which led to him having his right leg amputated below the knee.

He originally wanted to play football, but his athletics prowess was soon discovered during his time at school.

Peacock has become a hugely popular figure in the world of athletics, competing in the 100m

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Peacock has become a hugely popular figure in the world of athletics, competing in the 100m

Peacock then defended his Paralympic gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics - even bettering his 100m time

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Peacock then defended his Paralympic gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics – even bettering his 100m time

How has Jonnie Peacock’s athletics career worked out?

Jonnie Peacock set a new 100 metres world record in amputee sprinting in  June 2010 in the US when he ran 10.85 seconds.

He won Olympic gold for the first time in front of a home audience at the London 2012 Games, when he ran 10.90 secs in the 100m T44 final.

Incredibly, the Cambridge runner then defended his Olympic crown by winning the 100m at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, even bettering his London time with 10.81secs.


 

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