WORLD record holder Jonnie Peacock (pictured) is in action tomorrow night at the 2012 London Paralympics for the “Battle of the Blades”.
The 19-year-old world champion lines up in the much anticipated T44 100 metres final against the star Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, Blake Leeper, Jerome Singleton and Arnu Fourie at 9.15pm.
The Cambridge student was just five when doctors had to amputate the limb from below the knee. But earlier this year he clipped 0.06sec off Pistorius’ world record in America, clocking 18.85 secs and thinks that record will go in the final again.
Peacock is banking on a fast start from the blocks and commented: “I’ve got a good chance of being in front at 60 metres and it’s just about holding on to that.”