DISABILITY SPORT: Jonnie Peacock sprints to another World Para Athletic Championship gold in London
- Credit: Archant
Jonnie Peacock is now world, European and Paralympic champion after striking gold again at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.
The 24-year-old from Doddington was forced to work for his second world gold by the USA’s Jarryd Wallace and Johannes Floors of South Africa, but held his nerve to record a time of 10.75 seconds at the London Stadium.
Expectations were high for Peacock after he recorded a personal best in the heats – 10.64 seconds, just three-hundredths of a second off the world record – but he couldn’t match that speed in the final.
“I was feeling some serious cramp in the warm-up, my hamstring gripped so much, that was why I was stretching,” he admitted.
“I was just thankful I finished the race. When it comes to the final it’s not about the times.
“I definitely could have gone faster. But at the end of the day, I came here for the world title and I’m thankful that I finished the race in one piece.”
- 1 Family pleased with 'huge reaction' thanks to charity Christmas lights
- 2 Multiple emergency services at scene after B1098 crash
- 3 Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after B1098 crash
- 4 Isabella, 10, impresses to win top prize ahead of Whittlesey Extravaganza
- 5 Leslie transforms his life thanks to remarkable weight loss
- 6 Family escape 'devastating fire' that ripped through home
- 7 Cambridgeshire individual diagnosed with Covid-19 Omicron variant
- 8 Trainspotters catch Duchess of Sutherland whistling through Fens
- 9 Dental practice plan move to business park
- 10 House fire that killed two children will not have further electrical checks