Jonnie Peacock powers to world championship gold
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 16/07/17 10:54pm
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.
Peacock had to fight off cramp in his calf, biceps and hamstring between the warm-up track and the start line before sprinting to the hosts' second gold of the day.
"I had seriously bad cramp," he said after the race.
"I've felt this before, my hamstring has gone like this in races before. I was feeling cramp everywhere.
"I didn't want to push too hard out of the blocks. I knew, if I did that, I had a chance of aggravating it.
"I'm thankful I finished the race and I can't take away anything more than a gold medal. I'm just so glad that I got that."