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Jonnie Peacock, now Jonnie Peacock MBE, as Paralympic sprinter is honoured

Jonnie Peacock picked up his MBE today.
Jonnie Peacock picked up his MBE today. Credit: ITV

Cambridgeshire Paralympic gold medalist Jonnie Peacock's been in London to pick up his MBE from Prince Charles today after he was named in the New Year Honours list.

The 100m champion attended the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, where he was presented with his medal.

Jonnie won gold in 2012.
Jonnie won gold in 2012. Credit: PA

Jonnie's sprint to victory in London 2012 made him one of the stars of the Paralympics, but he says having letters after his name will take some getting used to.

"It's surreal to hear, not many people call me that," he said.

"It's wicked to come down to Buckingham Palace today, I've never been here before in my life, so just being here is crazy."

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Peacock wins World title

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Jonnie Peacock is now a Paralympic and World champion Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire sprinter Jonnie Peacock has added a world title to his 2012 Paralympic gold medal. Jonnie, from Chatteris, recovered from an early stumble to win the T44 100 metres final, at the IPC World Championships in Lyon, France,

Peacock won in a time of 10.99 seconds, just 0.02 second ahead of his American rival Richard Browne. It was sweet revenge for Peacock, who saw Browne break his world record in the semi finals.

Olympic heroes to take part in anniversary games

Jonnie Peacock Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire's Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, from Milton Keynes, have confirmed they'll compete at London's Anniversary Games this summer.

Greg Rutherford Credit: PA

The pair will be joined by other gold medal winning members of Team GB at the The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in July.

Paralympian becomes charity patron

Jonnie Peacock becomes charity patron
Jonnie Peacock becomes charity patron Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock has become a patron of the Meningitis Research Foundation.

The charity funds research in a bid to prevent the diesease and support for those affected by it. The London 2012 sprinter from Doddington in Cambridgeshire lost a leg to meningitis when he was just five years old.

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