After training for only four years Jonnie sprinted to the finish line and achieved gold at the 100m London Paralympics in 2012. Two years prior to his Paralympic gold, he set a new 100 metre world record, in amputee sprinting, in the US.
Jonnie has struggled at times since becoming one of Britain’s most recognisable Paralympic figures. He had to withdraw from 2015’s World Championships in Doha due to injury. He soon recovered and went on to set yet another world record at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
On top of his busy athletic career, Jonnie’s made multiple TV appearances, including The Last Leg, Alan Carr’s Chatty Man and The Crystal Maze.
Read more about Jonnie on his Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonnie_Peacock
Jonnie will be taking part in the fifteenth series of Strictly and is partnered with Oti Mabuse
Strictly Come Dancing
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