DISABILITY SPORT: Jonnie Peacock sprints to another World Para Athletic Championship gold in London
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.”