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Jonnie Peacock- His mum's story

Just before 9.30 tonight, Cambridgeshire sprinter Jonnie Peacock goes in the 100m final, with a chance to fullfill his sporting dreams at the age of just 19.

Jonnie's family and friends are already at the Olympic Park ready to cheer him on, and earlier on we caught up with his proud mum Linda, a source of strength and support ever since Jonnie had a leg amputated after suffering from meningitis at the age of five


Cambridge sprinter prepares for 100 metres

On Wednesday evening it's the heats for the 100 metres at the Paralympics.

Favourite to win the T44 classification is 19-year-old Jonnie Peacock from Doddington in Cambridgeshire. To do so he'll have to beat his hero Oscar Pistorius.

But, like many of our athletes, Jonnie's already achieved much since he first featured on Anglia News more than a decade ago.

Gold standard delivery

A postbox in Belton, near Great Yarmouth, is painted gold in honour of swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate Credit: ITV Anglia

A postbox in Belton, near Great Yarmouth has been painted gold to mark the achievement of Paralympian Jessica-Jane Applegate, who won the S14 200 metres freestyle final.

Applegate comes from Gorleston, but asked for the postbox to be painted in nearby Belton, because most of her family live there.


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