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

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. 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."


Peacock wins World title

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.

Paralympian 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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