Jonnie Peacock


Jonnie Peacock MBE 

 

Jonnie Peacock

Sprinter

Jonnie Peacock competes in the T44 100m and is one of Britain’s most exciting young Paralympic athletes. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Peacock won the 100m T44 final with a time of 10.90 seconds, claiming Gold and the Paralympic record in the process.

Jonnie lost his right leg below the knee after contracting meningococcal septicaemia at the age of 5. Always active, he went on to play in his school football and rugby teams as well as the local football team. In 2008, Jonnie decided to find out more about disability sport and went to a talent identification event in London’s Mile End. A few days later the British Paralympic Association invited him to attend trials for a 5 month power programme. He made it on to the program and from there got set up with UK Athletics and a local sprint coach. He has been training and improving in the 100m sprint ever since and soon hopes to take on the 200m as well.

In June 2012, Peacock set a new 100 metres world record in amputee sprinting at the United States Paralympic track and field trials, recording a time of 10.85 seconds to beat the previous record held by Marlon Shirley by 0.06 seconds.


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