Jonnie Peacock is the Double Paralympic, World & European T44 100m Champion winning his first Paralympic title at the London 2012 Games. He then successfully defended his title at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
In Rio in 2016, Jonnie re-set the record books, running a time of 10.81 seconds in the T44 100m final, setting a Paralympic record in the process.
Jonnie was only five years old when he contracted Meningitis, which killed the tissue in his right leg. This resulted in an amputation just below the knee. Whilst having his prosthetic leg fitted in hospital, Jonnie was encouraged to take part in a Paralympic sports talent day.
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 in September 2012 he won Gold in London.