DISABILITY SPORT: Jonnie Peacock named in BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist

Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100m T44 during day three of the

Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock celebrates winning gold in the Men's 100m T44 during day three of the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium. Picture: VICTORIA JONES/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Jonnie Peacock has rounded off a terrific 2017 with a Sports Personality of the Year nomination.

The local Paralympic sprinting star was named as one of the BBC’s nominees earlier this week and will go up against names such as Sir Mo Farah, heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and cycling sensation Chris Froome for the prize on December 17.

Doddington ace Peacock, who lost a leg to meningitis aged five, was crowned world, European and Paralympic champion in the summer after sprinting to gold in the T44 100m final at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.

He also made it to week eight in Strictly Come Dancing alongside partner Oti Mabuse.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus