Jonnie Peacock named in ParalympicsGB squad for Rio Games

Jonnie Peacock. Photo credit should read Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Jonnie Peacock. Photo credit should read Anthony Devlin/PA Wire - Credit: PA

London 2012 gold medallist Jonnie Peacock has been named in ParalympicsGB’s track and field team for the 2016 Rio Games.

The Shepreth runner, who won gold in the T44 100m event on his Paralympic debut four years ago, is one of 54 GB athletes to make the plane to Brazil.

Peacock stepped up his preparation for Rio on Saturday by finishing second in the T43/44 100m at the London Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium.