Doddington’s Jonnie Peacock, the 2012 London Paralympics gold medallist, is included in the 48-strong Great Britain squad for this week’s IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.
Peacock (20, pictured) competes at his first world championships in the T44 100m. The event at the Parilly Stadium is the biggest one for the world’s best track and field athletes since last year’s sell-out Paralympics.
Peacock hoped to figure in his final yesterday (Tuesday) on Day Four of the Championships which continue until Sunday. He was due to face defending world champion Jerome Singleton in the semis.
Great Britain have named 28 medallists from the 2012 Paralympics in their team.