Jonnie Peacock MBE
Jonnie was first identified as a talented athlete when he attended a BPA-run Potential Day at Mile End Athletics Stadium, participating in a 60m sprint.
- Athletics, Wheelchair Basketball
- Home Town:
- Doddington, Cambridge
- Lee Valley
- Date Of Birth:
- Games Attended:
- London 12
He enjoys the speed and power of the sport, with all of the technical aspects involved and he has now been competing since 2009.
In June 2012, Jonnie set a world record in the T44 100m whilst competing at the US Paralympic Track and Field Trials, surpassing the time set by his sporting hero Oscar Pistorius.
On his Paralympic debut at London 2012, Jonnie was the fastest qualifier for the final of the T44 100m. As the youngest athlete competing in the final of his event, Jonnie set a new Paralympic record to take gold with a time of 10.90 seconds.
"It was absolutely surreal tonight... I was so proud to be British."Jonnie Peacock
Outside of Athletics, Jonnie supports Liverpool FC and his grandfather played for Liverpool and Everton Football Club.
Following the London 2012 Games, Jonnie was announced as one of the first ambassadors for ParalympicsGB's Sports Fest, an event designed to let people meet the medallists, try Paralympic sports and get involved.
In the 2013 New Year's Honours, Jonnie was awarded a MBE.
Jonnie is a lower-limb amputee after he contracted meningitis when he was five years old.
- 2012 London Paralympic Games
T44 100m: gold
- 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
- T44 100m: gold
- 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
T44 100m: 6th