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Head coach: 'Best night in Paralympics history'

Peter Erikssen was overjoyed at the success of the likes of Jonnie Peacock. Credit: PA

Peter Eriksson, UK Athletics Paralympic head coach, declared: "For Britain it is the best night in athletics in the Paralympic Games in history."

The 80,000-spectators at the packed stadium may have expected the veteran mentor who, from 1984 through to the Beijing 2008 Paralympics had coached athletes to win an incredible 119 medals, to have taken ParalympicsGB's medal rush in his stride.

Instead Eriksson spent the whole evening bouncing around in delight as he, his handpicked team of coaches and fellow athletes on the squad roared their support from the stands.


Peacock celebrates Gold medal win with fast food binge

Peacock tweeted: "Ohhhhh yeahhh!!!!! Been waiting for this!!!" Credit: Twitter / @JonniePeacock

After years of training and strict nutrition regimes, Paralympic 100m T44 champion Jonnie Peacock has celebrated his remarkable victory with a fast food meal.

The 19-year-old tweeted a photo of his chicken burger, chicken nuggets and ice cream just hours after his record-breaking victory.

Separate honours list for GB's Olympic and Paralympic heroes

Sarah Storey has won 11 Paralympic Gold medals since 1992. Credit: PA

Britain's Olympic and Paralympic heroes are to be given a separate honours list to ensure that there is no limit on the number of awards handed out, it emerged today.

In normal years, the committee which makes recommendations for sporting honours, chaired by Olympic supremo Lord Coe, is able to put forward one name for a knighthood, four for CBEs, 20 OBEs and 38 MBEs, the Daily Telegraph reported.

But it is understood Prime Minister David Cameron has decided to place awards arising from the London 2012 Games outside the usual system, to enable the New Year's Honours list to reflect the scale of achievement by British athletes.

By allowing the establishment of a separate list for the London Games, Mr Cameron would avoid the potential embarrassment of seeing sporting personalities outnumbered by civil servants in the honours list in a year in which the Olympics and Paralympics have captured the imagination of the country.

Jonnie Peacock: 'Wonder if what happened tonight will ever sink in?'

British teenager Jonnie Peacock sealed his status as the fastest amputee in the world by upstaging Oscar Pistorius in the biggest race of the Paralympics tonight.

He took to Twitter on his way back to the athletes' village to express his gratitude to the crowd:


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