GALLERY: Jonnie Peacock storms to victory in Birmingham- now its onto France and world championships

Jonnie Peacock salutes the crowd after he wins Men’s T43/44 100m with a seasons best (10.90secs), du

Jonnie Peacock salutes the crowd after he wins Men’s T43/44 100m with a seasons best (10.90secs), during Sainsbury's Athletics Grand Prix, Birmingham 29th Paul Sanwell / OP Photographic - Credit: Archant

FENLAND’S Jonnie Peacock powered to victory today in the men’s T43/44 100m, Sainsbury’s Athletics Grand Prix at Birmingham.

Jonnie Peacock wins Men’s T43/44 100m with a seasons best (10.90secs) after a false start which saw

Jonnie Peacock wins Men’s T43/44 100m with a seasons best (10.90secs) after a false start which saw USA's David Prince disqualified before a restart, at Sainsbury's Athletics Grand Prix, Birmingham 29th JunePaul Sanwell / OP Photographic - Credit: Archant

David Prince (lane 4), USA incurred a disqualification for false starting and Jonnie went on to win after a restart

Jonnie Peacock wins the Men’s T43/44 100m, Sainsbury's Athletics Grand Prix, Birmingham with a seaso

Jonnie Peacock wins the Men’s T43/44 100m, Sainsbury's Athletics Grand Prix, Birmingham with a seasons best time of 10.90s on 29th june 2013. USA's David Prince (lane 4) was disqualified for false startingPaul Sanwell / OP Photographic - Credit: Archant

He said afterwards: “I’m pretty happy. Five months of training and I can come up with that, not really much to complain about is there.”

Results board, Jonnie Peacock wins Men’s T43/44 100m with a seasons best. Sainsbury's Athletics Gran

Results board, Jonnie Peacock wins Men’s T43/44 100m with a seasons best. Sainsbury's Athletics Grand Prix, Birmingham 29th JunePaul Sanwell / OP Photographic - Credit: Archant

He said he felt in good form for Lyon and the world championships at the end of July.

“We’re working on starting and then getting better and better,” he said. “Hopefully these next couple weeks we’re just going to get faster and faster.”


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The Paralympian from Doddington near March said: “The reception was fantastic here.

“The crowd we get is always amazing and it’s great to have a sponsor like Sainsbury’s behind it because it keeps pushing it forwards and helps to promote the Games. It makes it a bigger and better thing.”

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Paralympics Head Coach Paula Dunn said: “There we’re some really strong performances out there today including Sophie Kamlish, Laura Sugar, Bethany Woodward, Jonnie Peacock and it will stand us in good stead for the World Championships.

“The athletes did what they need to do with Lyon just three weeks away, so it’s really pleasing.

“It’s the first IPC Series, but I’m sure with the athletes seeing how organised it’s been this year, they’ll be interested in coming back.

“It’s definitely good having the athletes competing against the best in the world throughout the year and think that can help raise standards across the board. Hopefully other countries will see what we’ve done here today and progress this even further over the next few years.

“The crowd were amazing today – before London it was parents, coaches and friends, so to come into a stadium that’s three quarters full is great for the sport. It brings the best out of the athletes, and that’s the kind of support they need and thrive upon.”

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