Paralympic gold medallist, Jonnie Peacock was at the new Luton Sports Village on Friday. The sprinter from Cambridgeshire joined the Duke of Kent at the opening of the £26 million facility in Stopsley. The new village includes a pool, diving facility and space for fitness classes.
Jonnie won gold for Great Britain with a record-breaking victory in the men's 100 metre T44 in the Olympics this summer. The 19-year-old ran the race in record time, winning it in 10.9 seconds.
ITV Anglia first met Jonnie back in 1999, shortly after he had to have part of his leg amputated because of meningitis. Even then as a six year old his determination to succeed was very clear. One of his teachers revealed how he took part in the school sports day - perhaps even then, a shape of what was to come in 2012. Click here to see the determined six-year-old on his first day back at school.