6th April 2020
LONDON 2017 THROWBACK - PEACOCK RECLAIMS WORLD TITLE UNDER THE LIGHTS IN LONDON
The third night of action inside the London Stadium once again demonstrated in all its glory, the talent of British athletes on the track and in the field, led by none other than Jonnie Peacock (Michael Khmel / Dan Pfaff; Charnwood).
Peacock burst onto the international scene at the London 2012 Paralympics when he claimed his maiden gold medal with a storming 10.90s and went on to win his first world title the following year in Lyon.
The Cambridge-born athlete had not been able to defend his world championship title in 2015 having been forced to withdraw from the championships after developing a sore on his leg, but he bounced back from that disappointment by retaining his Paralympic title in Rio, where he clocked 10.81s to take his second consecutive T44 100m title.
2017 saw Peacock back on the track that made the world sit up and take notice as he looked to reclaim the world title he last won in 2013.
On the third night of action in the capital, Peacock stepped out into to lane four to roaring applause and with the crowd on his side, set about winning his second world title.
After a slightly slow start, Peacock hit his rhythm around the 30 metre mark and drew level with America’s Jarryd Wallace and then began to accelerate away from the American.
He blasted through the line just a shade outside the world record and the championship record to retain his world title and cap a memorable night in London for the British fans.