With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Paralympic moments of the decade. Today, 26 August 2020, Jonnie Peacock storms to Paralympic glory at London 2012.
The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 13 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting moments from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!
Golden boy Jonnie Peacock produces glittering performance
Jonnie Peacock was a relative unknown at the start of 2012 – his only major international result was a sixth-placed finish at the 2011 World Championship – but as the Games approached his life was about to change forever.
The 19-year-old T44 sprinter broke the world record by clocking 10.85 seconds in June 2012 to become the fastest leg amputee, and he would soon find himself up against defending champion Oscar Pistorius and world champion Jerome Singleton in the men’s 100m final at London 2012.
London 2012 Chairman Seb Coe later recalled: "Even the great Usain Bolt doesn’t get his name chanted in the way Jonnie Peacock did. It was spine-tingling stuff."