Let's Recapture the Spirit of London at Rio Games, Says Paralympic Star; Peacock Sets His Sights on Victory over Rival at Horse Guards Event on Sunday

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Let's Recapture the Spirit of London at Rio Games, Says Paralympic Star; Peacock Sets His Sights on Victory over Rival at Horse Guards Event on Sunday


Byline: Miranda Bryant

PARALYMPICS star Jonnie Peacock says he wants to use Rio 2016 to build on the huge success of the London Games and boost the profile of disability sport across South America.

The 21-year-old athlete said he hoped the surge in support created by the 2012 Paralympics, where he won gold and broke the world record in the T44 men's 100 metres, would be replicated in Rio. Peacock, whose fastest time is 10.84 seconds, said: "London was an amazing event and boosted Paralympics through the roof.

"It was amazing to be part of that crazy event and definitely pushed the Paralympics onwards and upwards ... It would be amazing if we could recreate what we did in London in Rio.

"Each Paralympics gets bigger and better and hopefully Rio can continue that trend and hopefully spread it across South America, and North America too, and get them behind Paralympic sport." Peacock will be marking two years since the London Games by racing at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games on Sunday.

He will face American rival Richard Browne, who beat him last weekend at the Glasgow Grand Prix, German Felix Streng and South African Arnu Fourie on a two-mile track being installed today on Horse Guards Parade.

Peacock said he cannot wait for the event and is hoping to beat Browne, who holds the world record for the men's T44 100 metres with a time of 10.75 seconds set at last year's Anniversary Games. …

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