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Jonnie Peacock MBE

Double Paralympic T44 100m Champion


20 August 2018Jonnie Peacock age and medal record as paralympian appears on Who Do You Think You Are?

Paralympic athlete Jonnie Peacock finds out about his grandfather who gave up a potential football career to become a painter and decorator in Who Do You Think You Are?

It is the final episode of the series and it sees the gold medalist learn about his distant relative who stood up in court to testify against men who had wronged her.

The 25-year-old has won two Paralympic gold medals, as well as gold at the IPC World Championships and IPC European Championships.

Jonnie had his right leg amputated when he was five years-old after contracting meningitis.

He wanted to play football and was directed towards Paralympic sport from there, which led to him running his first international race in May 2012 in the Paralympic World Cup.

Jonnie has won Paralympic Gold in the 100m T44 sprint in both the London 2012 and Rio 2014 games.

In the London Paralympics he completed the race in just 10.90 seconds, setting a new record for the event.

After his success he was awarded an MBE in 2013 for his services to athletics.

Last year Jonnie became the first amputee to appear as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. Alongside his partner Oti Mabuse he impressed the judges and they stayed in the show until week 9 when they were eliminated.

Source: https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/20/jonnie-peacock-age-and-medal-record-as-paralympian-appears-on-who-do-you-think-you-are-7862156/