Former triple jumper Jonathan Edwards, football commentator Chris Kamara and Team GB judo athlete Euan Burton tweeted:
What a moment for Peacock and the Paralympics
Johnny Peacock does it for team GB Wayhay you beauty
Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock won gold in the men's 100 metre T44 final, winning the race in a record 10.90 seconds.
Jonnie Peacock lost his leg to meningitis when he was five, now at 19 he is hoping to beat his 'hero' in the 100m final at the Paralympics.
Jonnie Peacock, the 19-year-old amputee sprinter will bid for victory ahead of defending champion Oscar Pistorius, the Blade Runner.