Jonnie Peacock is the sprint king at Rio Paralympics

PUBLISHED: 12:56 12 September 2016 | UPDATED: 15:18 13 September 2016

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Track Athlete, Jonnie Peacock, (100m T44 - Men), from Cambridge, wins a gold medal competing for ParalympicsGB at the Rio Paralympic Games 2016.
 
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20160910 Copyright onEdition 2016© Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition Track Athlete, Jonnie Peacock, (100m T44 - Men), from Cambridge, wins a gold medal competing for ParalympicsGB at the Rio Paralympic Games 2016. ParalympicsGB is the name for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic Team that competes at the summer and winter Paralympic Games. The Team is selected and managed by the British Paralympic Association, in conjunction with the national governing bodies, and is made up of the best sportsmen and women who compete in the 22 summer and 4 winter sports on the Paralympic Programme. For additional Images please visit: http://www.w-w-i.com/paralympicsgb_2016/ For more information please contact the press office via press@paralympics.org.uk or on +44 (0) 7717 587 055 If you require a higher resolution image or you have any other onEdition photographic enquiries, please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com This image is copyright onEdition 2016

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Jonnie Peacock is Paralympics golden boy

Jonnie Peacock completed a golden double at the Olympic Stadium by winning the Paralympics 100m title in Rio,

The 23-year-old former Cambridge Regional College student became one of the leading stars of British sport after his success in London four years ago, so the pressure was on to earn back-to-back titles.

But Peacock showed no sign of nerves in the T44 100m as he obliterated his rivals.

He pulled clear of the field to win a Paralympic record-equalling 10.81sec, with New Zealand’s Liam Malone second and Germany’s Felix Streng in third.

“It’s times like this where you have to look back on your experience as an athlete,” said Peacock. “There’s so much pressure and it’s so easy to get distracted.

“I got to 40m, there was a point where I started to get distracted, but I pulled myself back into the race and I just kept pushing and that’s when I pulled away.

“I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been involved supporting me, there’s too many to name.

“Nothing’s ever going to beat London for the achievement but as a sporting achievement this was so much greater for me. The talent that was in this class today was unbelievable. Paralympic sport is progressing so much at the minute.”

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