Paralympic sprinter Jonnie Peacock MBE won gold at London 2012 in the T44 100m final, setting a new record.  He held on to his title at Rio 2016 with an amazing performance to win Great Britain's seventh gold medal of the second day of the competition.

Just prior to the Paralympics, he set a world record in the T44 100m at the US Paralympic Track and Field Trials.

A lower-limb amputee after contracting meningitis at five years old, Jonnie was first identified as a talented athlete when he attended a British Paralympic Association-run Potential Day at Mile End Athletics Stadium, participating in a 60m sprint.

After years of training and learning his trade at regional events, it was in May 2012 that Jonnie competed in his first international race at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. A month later he broke the world record and on 6 September 2012 he won his Paralympic gold, making it a year to remember.

Jonnie Peacock
Jonnie Peacock