Oscar Pistorius: Jonnie Peacock has a "great future"

Oscar Pistorius
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Oscar Pistorius claims that Jonnie Peacock has a great future in sprinting after his 100m gold.

South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius has said that ParalympicsGB's T44 100m gold medal winner Jonnie Peacock has a "great future" in sprinting.

Pistorius was part of the field that Peacock blew away this evening and admitted that he was beaten by a faster man.

"[I was] most definitely [beaten by a better sprinter today]," Pistorius said.

"What we've seen today is the start of a great sprinter. I was hoping to finish in the medals tonight but it's just not my event.

"I think he drew so much from the crowd here. I can't believe how happy he must be, well done to him. He's still young; he's got a great future ahead of him."

Peacock and his GB teammates surpassed the 103-medal target today.

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