Jonnie Peacock reclaimed his T44 100m world title in magnificent style on the third day of the World Para Athletics Championships.
Arguably the most anticipated race of the championships, Peacock was unusually slow out of the blocks but picked it up at the 40m mark, passing rivals Jarryd Wallace (USA) and Johannes Floors to finish with a time of 10.76 seconds.
Peacock commented: “I was feeling some serious cramp in warm up – my hamstring was going which is why I kept stretching out. I’m just thankful that I finished the race; I guess the noise really does help it. I think we keep proving that events need to be held in Great Britain – this has been absolutely incredible.”
Another 2012 gold medallist, Aled Davies, again found his best form adding a third F42 Discus title to those won in 2013 and 2015 with a Championship Record at the World Para Athletics Championships with a throw of 51.54m. “I’ve been here so many times and this stadium holds so many special memories. It was a Sunday five years ago that I won gold here at the Paralympic Games, so to come out here and do it all again is amazing”, he said.
Maria Lyle ran superbly in the T35 200m. Lyle dug deep to claim bronze in 29.87, a phenomenal season’s best time in light of recent injuries.
British Athletics medallists at the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017:
Hollie Arnold – F46 Javelin
Hannah Cockroft – T34 100m
Aled Davies – F42 Discus
Sophie Hahn – T38 200m
Sammi Kinghorn – T53 100m
Jonnie Peacock – T44 100m
Stef Reid – T44 Long Jump
Richard Whitehead – T42 200m
Kare Adenegan – T34 100m
Toby Gold – T33 100m
Kadeena Cox – T38 200m
David Henson – T42 200m
Maria Lyle – T35 200m
Gemma Prescott – F32 Club Throw
Andrew Small – T33 100m