Fenland’s Paralympic champion sprinter Jonnie Peacock wins world title

Jonnie Peacock. Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic

Jonnie Peacock. Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic - Credit: Archant

DODDINGTON sprinter Jonnnie Peacock added a world title to the Paralympic gold medal he won at London 2012 yesterday.

The 20 year-old overcame a stumble at the start to win the T44 100m final at the IPC World Championships in Lyon in 10.99 seconds.

He finished 0.02 seconds clear of American rival Richard Browne, with reigning champion Jerome Singleton third.

He said: “The last few days have been stressful but I came here to get a job done.

“I didn’t execute the start how I should have done and he got a couple of steps ahead of me, but from then on it was just head down and push and get to the line.

“At the end I thought I had won, but it was close. For the last 20m I just had to relax. I knew if I did that I would go faster.”

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