Sport Jonnie Peacock ticks off his final goal in London

00:50  18 july  2017
00:50  18 july  2017 Source:   Press Association

Jonnie Peacock eager to make his mark at World Para Athletics Championships

  Jonnie Peacock eager to make his mark at World Para Athletics Championships Jonnie Peacock silenced the London 2012 crowd and five years on the double Paralympic champion is targeting a record run at the World Para Athletics Championships, which begin on Friday. The 24-year-old Cambridgeshire sprinter successfully defended the the T44 100 metres title at last September's Rio Paralympics, having burst to prominence in winning gold at the home Games.And now he wants to reclaim the world title he won in 2013, believing he could run quicker than the 10.61 seconds world record Richard Browne set in winning the 2015 world title when Peacock was absent injured.

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Jonnie Peacock is planning to take time out after winning gold at the World Para Athletics Championships in London: 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 World Para Athletics Championships - Day Four - London Stadium

Two-time Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock achieved his one remaining goal before a sleepless night of celebrations featuring half a pint of beer.

Peacock on Sunday night won the T44 100 metres at the World Para Athletics Championships at the London Stadium where five years earlier at London 2012 he made his name.

"This was the last medal that I really wanted," said Peacock, who successfully defended his Paralympic title in Rio last September.

"Obviously I'd love to go to Tokyo, World Championships in 2019, but when I found out the World Championships were going to be in London that's all I really cared about."

Jonnie Peacock conquers London once more by storming to T44 100m glory

  Jonnie Peacock conquers London once more by storming to T44 100m glory Jonnie Peacock revived memories of London 2012 with a tremendous victory in the T44 100 metres on day three of the World Para Athletics Championships. Peacock silenced the crowd before storming to Paralympic gold five years ago and the amputee sprinter retained his title in Rio last September.And now the 24-year-old from Cambridgeshire has regained the world title he last won in Lyon in 2013 with an emphatic victory in front of over 30,000 spectators at the London Stadium.Peacock clocked 10.75 seconds, with double amputee Johannes Floors of Germany second in 10.

Jonnie Peacock of Great Britain wins the Men's 100m - T44 final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games © • Getty Images. Browne said he wanted to knock Peacock off his pedestal, but the Briton kept his cool and clinched gold in a thrilling final .

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Relief was etched on the face of amputee sprinter Peacock after crossing the line first on Sunday night, having battled a bout of cramp between the warm-up track and the start line.

The cramp was particularly debilitating in the hamstring on his blade side and denied him the opportunity to challenge for the world record of 10.61 seconds which he had finished just 0.03secs shy of in qualification.

Instead of raucous celebrations, Peacock spent time with family and girlfriend Sally Brown, a London 2012 Paralympian, before retiring to his hotel room at 3am. It was at least two more hours before he could sleep and media commitments meant it was not for long.

The 24-year-old from Cambridgeshire added: "I find it hard after I race to drink or eat bad foods. I get really thirsty for water and salads and stuff, which is boring."

Jonnie Peacock overcomes cramp to surge to second world title in London

  Jonnie Peacock overcomes cramp to surge to second world title in London Jonnie Peacock withstood a bout of cramp before reviving memories of London 2012 with a tremendous victory in the T44 100 metres on day three of the World Para Athletics Championships. Peacock silenced the crowd before storming to Paralympic gold five years ago and the amputee sprinter retained his title in Rio last September.And now the 24-year-old from Cambridgeshire has regained the world title he last won in Lyon in 2013 with an emphatic victory in front of over 30,000 spectators at the London Stadium for Great Britain's eighth gold of the championships.

Jonnie Peacock triumphs in the Men's 100m T44 final (Photo: Getty). On the start line Brown tried to unsettle his opponents by dancing around. But when it came to the crunch, he underperformed, veering off in the middle phase of the race and losing gold to the London 2012 Paralympic champion

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Loughborough-based Peacock now plans to take a step back.

He added: "I'm not going to take the rest of the season very seriously. I've done what I needed to do this year."

And in 2018 he plans to train less and "just enjoy life", by travelling with Brown and playing tennis and football. He did not completely rule out competing at the European Championships in Berlin, though.

He added: "I'm probably going to feel a bit lost next year if I haven't got much to do. I won't know what to do with myself.

"I say this all now and I'll probably be back in full training by January.

"Next year taking a year out is going to be a completely new thing for me. It's going to be full of different challenges and experiences and I'm sure I'm going to see things differently.

"Maybe I'll want it more, maybe I'll want it less. That's a question for me in early 2019."

The break for Peacock, who contracted meningitis aged five and had his right leg amputated below the knee, is mental as much as physical.

Physically he is concerned that the fact that his impairment is not symmetrical places other parts of his body under stress.

His gap year has the consent of coach Dan Pfaff and he has no doubts he will return.

"My desire to run is still there, it's always going to be there," he said.

"My greater concern is if I do come back that I'm going to be rubbish.

"But I spoke to Dan, my coach, who has seen this many times. That's not a concern of his."

Richard Chiassaro through to T54 200 metres final .
Wheelchair racer Richard Chiassaro bounced back from the disappointment of a crash and disqualification to reach the T54 200 metres final on day five of the World Para Athletics Championships in London on Tuesday. Chiassaro was adjudged culpable for the incident which wiped out half the field in Monday night's 800m final, resulting in the decision to re-run the race on Friday.The Briton, nursing a swollen finger and sore left wrist, finished third in his heat to reach the 200m final, alongside team-mate Nathan Maguire.Chiassaro said: "I'm a bit sore from the accident yesterday, so going round the bend I took it a bit easy.

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