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On this day: Jonnie Peacock crowned fastest amputee on earth

On this day: Jonnie Peacock crowned fastest amputee on earth
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The 19-year-old upstaged defending champion Oscar Pistorius in the biggest race of the Paralympics to claim the 100 metres crown.

British teenager Jonnie Peacock was crowned the fastest amputee on earth at the London Paralympics.

The 19-year-old upstaged defending champion Oscar Pistorius, who failed to even make the podium, in the biggest race of the Paralympics to claim the 100 metres crown.

Peacock stormed away from the field to win the most eagerly-anticipated race of the Games in 10.90 seconds, a new Paralympic record.

Peacock comfortably beat defending champion Oscar Pistorius
Peacock comfortably beat defending champion Oscar Pistorius (David Davies/PA)

"I didn't know who would get a bigger cheer, Oscar Pistorius or me, because he is such a legend," said Peacock after his victory.

"I am a little bit (disappointed I didn't go faster). The form I've been in in the last few weeks, it is a bit of a shame. But to come out on this stage, it really was a mental battle more than anything else."

Only American Richard Browne could get close to the Briton, claiming silver in 11.03secs.

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