Who is Jonnie Peacock? Paralympic gold medal winner and Strictly Come Dancing 2017 star

SPRINT king Jonnie Peacock gained gold medals in each the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympics.

He was  additionally appointed MBE within the 2013 New Yr Honours for providers to athletics – and was strutting his stuff on the Strictly 2017 dancefloor till leaving the present in week 9.

 Jonnie Peacock delighted the London crowds when he won Olympic gold at the 2012 Games

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Jonnie Peacock delighted the London crowds when he gained Olympic gold on the 2012 Video games

What is Jonnie Peacock's background?

Jonnie Peacock was born in Cambridge on Might 28, 1993.

On the age of 5 he contracted meningitis, which led to him having his proper leg amputated under the knee.

He initially needed to play soccer, however his athletics prowess was quickly found throughout his time at college.

 Peacock has become a hugely popular figure in the world of athletics, competing in the 100m

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Peacock has turn into a massively well-liked determine on the planet of athletics, competing within the 100m

How has Jonnie Peacock's athletics profession labored out?

Jonnie Peacock set a brand new one hundred metres world document in amputee sprinting in  June 2010 within the US when he ran an distinctive 10.eighty five seconds.

He gained Olympic gold for the primary time in entrance of a house viewers on the London 2012 Video games, when he ran 10.ninety secs within the 100m T44 ultimate.

 Peacock then defended his Paralympic gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics - even bettering his 100m time

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Peacock then defended his Paralympic gold on the 2016 Rio Olympics – even bettering his 100m time

Extremely, the Cambridge runner then defended his Olympic crown by profitable the 100m on the 2016 Rio Paralympics, even bettering his London time with 10.81secs.

Following his success, he was chosen as a number for the 2018 Winter Paralympics on Channel four.

Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse dance the Quickstep on Strictly Come Dancing

SPRINT king Jonnie Peacock gained gold medals in each the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympics.

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