Jonnie Peacock selected for ParalympicsGB track and field team
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Doddington sprinter Jonnie Peacock will defend his Paralympic 100m T44 gold medal after he was selected for the Paralympics GB track and field team.
The 23-year-old was selected as part of a 54-strong team which will represent Great Britain at the Games in Rio de Janeiro in September.
Peacock shot to fame after taking gold in London four years ago, and is itching to get back onto the track in Brazil.
He said: “I’m feeling good at the moment. We’ve made some big changes and things are progressing in a way I’m happy with.
“Everyone will be back together this year and I’m sure we’ll have some fun. Rio is going to be a hard act to follow, that’s for sure. I truly believe that Rio 2016 is going to reignite the Paralympic spark.”
The sprinter, who broke the T44 Paralympic world record four years ago, was in action last weekend but was denied another win by American Jarryd Wallace at the IPC Grand Prix Final in London.