Jonnie Peacock admits mixed emotions after Anniversary Games
Jonnie Peacock was left with mixed emotions after returning from picking up gold at the IPC World Championships to finish third
Jonnie Peacock admitted he was left with mixed emotions after returning from picking up gold at the IPC World Championships to finish third at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.
Peacock – back in the Olympic Stadium for the first time since his memorable gold last summer at the Paralympic Games – was beaten in the T43/44 final by Brazil’s Alan Oliveira and American rival Richard Browne.
Peacock had beaten Browne in Lyon to claim world gold – but despite clocking a new personal best of 10.84seconds in London, he trailed Oliveira’s 10.57secs and Browne’s 10.75secs – both new world records in their respective classes.
“I am happy because of the World Championships – I went there and executed it right,” said Peacock.
“Crossing that line and all the tension and everything that was released – I was over the moon to get it.
“Today I wasn’t disciplined enough and didn’t get it right when it counted. I can’t complain with anything – the guys in front of me ran a fantastic race.
“I got it wrong it is as simple as that. I said last week if I make a mistake here I will get punished for it and I did. I made a mistake in Lyon and got away with it, but not here. That is how it goes, you win some and you lose some.
“Being in front of the crowd again was amazing and I wished I could come back here and do it again next year.”
The Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games is the final event in the Sainsbury’s Summer Series. For more information on Sainsbury’s support of world class athletics and disability sport go to www.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/occasions/anniversary-games/