20th August 2014
Peacock Ready For Birmingham After Swansea Victory
The new IPC European T44 100m champion Jonnie Peacock will take on his global rival Richard Browne at the Sainsbury’s IPC Grand Final on Sunday 24 August. The 21 year old is seeking fast times toward the end of the season as he looks ahead to an exciting few years of his career.
The Charnwood AC athlete started his season late this year after injury but has found his form in time to add his first ever European title to the Paralympic and world T44 100m titles he has achieved over the past two years. The Sainsbury’s IPC Grand final which immediately follows the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix this Sunday will be an opportunity for fans to welcome a host of IPC European medallists back from the championships in Swansea, including Peacock.
He was delighted to get the win at these championships and admits the pressure was on him to get the title.
“It’s a nice relief to win. I did feel a little bit of pressure coming here. I was strong favourite and everyone kept telling me that so I had to come into this race and just execute it.”
“It’s about medals at these championships and to come and win in the GB & NI vest is special. You just want to do your thing for the team and get the gold.”
Peacock will line-up at the Sainsbury’s IPC Grand Final on Sunday taking on his American rival Richard Browne who has defeated him twice so far this season at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix and Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. Browne, who holds the world record of 10.75, ran the second fastest time ever a couple of weeks ago but Peacock has his sights on improving his time and claiming his world record back over the next few years.
“I’m competing in Birmingham next so I’ll be aiming for good times at the end of the season. I’ll face Richard Browne and it’s going to be tough as he’s run some really fast times this year but I’ll give it my all and see what happens.”
It will be one of the showdowns of the weekend, so don’t miss out on watching these two stars in action. Peacock and Browne will go head to head at 18:52 on Sunday 24 August.