The Paralympic career of Jonnie Peacock
Jonnie Peacock is one of Britains top Paralympic athletes. Over his career he won 2 Gold medals and took part in Strictly Come Dancing on the BBC in 2017.
Jonnie contracted Meningitis aged 5 and the disease affected the tissues in his right leg which meant it had to be amputated. People who have limbs amputated either through illness or injury often need support to be able to carry out everyday tasks. This can come in the form of prosthetic limbs as well as Mobility Aids like the ones that you can find from places like Ability Superstore.
Representing Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics saw Jonnie not only win a Gold medal in the 100m race but also setting a new Paralympic record. Whils Peacock had to pull out of the IPC Athletics World Championsips in 2015 due to an injury, the following year he represented team GB once again at the 2016 Paralympics where he won Gold again and retained his title.
As well as receiving 2 Gold Medals in the 100m race, Jonnie was also presented with an MBE in 2013 for his services to athletics. He works hard to help young athletes train and make their way into their chosen sports. His television show ‘Jonnie’s Blade Camp’ was aired for the first time in August 2021.