When he was just plain old Jonnie Peacock – he was awarded his MBE in 2013 – this superb Paralympian athlete and popular Olympic speaker broke world records and burst on to the world stage at just 18 years old when he represented Great Britain in the T44 men’s 100m at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Even though he had run his first international race at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester just three months earlier, Jonnie not only went on to win the gold medal at the Paralympic Games but he broke the Paralympic record at the same time, completing the 100m in 10.90 seconds. This run beat his own record of 10.85s that he’d set just a month earlier at the Paralympic Track and Field Trials in the USA.
The sprinter and Olympic speaker then went on to win three more medals – gold, gold and gold! – at the 2013 Athletics Grand Final in Birmingham, the 2013 World Championships in Lyon and the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, all in the T44 men’s 100m.
Recognised as one of Britain’s greatest Paralympians, Jonnie Peacock is the embodiment of courage and determination and he has been quoted as saying that he dislikes losing. He is certainly a winner when he speaks to audiences about his life and his experiences and he is a true inspiration to young and old alike.
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