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Peacock conquers London again

16 July 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 16/07/17 9:45pm

Jonnie Peacock celebrates his gold medal win

Jonnie Peacock celebrates his gold medal win

Jonnie Peacock revived memories of London 2012 with a superb victory in the T44 100 metres on day three of the World Para Athletics Championships.

Peacock stormed to Paralympic gold five years ago and the amputee sprinter retained his title in Rio last September.

And the 24-year-old from Cambridgeshire has now regained the world title he last won in Lyon in 2013 with an emphatic victory in front of over 30,000 spectators at the London Stadium.

Peacock clocked 10.75 seconds, with double amputee Johannes Floors of Germany second in 10.89secs, and Jarryd Wallace of the United States third in 10.89s.

It was the hosts’ eighth gold medal after three days of competition.

Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft won Britain’s first gold on Friday night, with five more following on Saturday’s second day.

Stef Reid, Richard Whitehead, Hollie Arnold, Sammi Kinghorn and Sophie Hahn were also victorious, and Aled Davies opened Sunday’s competition with success in the F42 discus.


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