Jonnie Peacock sprints to European Championship glory
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Doddington-based paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock warmed up for this year’s Paralympic Games in the best possible way by storming to a gold medal in the IPC Athletics European Championships.
2012 T44 paralympic gold medallist Peacock sealed one of seven golds in the penultimate day of the championships in Italy with success in the T44 100m final.
He was pushed hard by Germany’s Felix Streng, but finished in a winning time of 11.18 seconds.
He told BBC Sport: “It’s a final and all about winning medals.
“I was happy with my time [10.88] in the heats and it’s good to see I can do it when it matters.
“I want to be even faster but it’s a great feeling to be European champion again.
“I’m healthy, I managed to finish strongly so I have to be happy heading back into training.”