Peacock brings house down in 100m

Blackpool Citizen: Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock celebrates with his gold medal in the men's 100m T44 final Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock celebrates with his gold medal in the men's 100m T44 final

Jonnie Peacock has won the biggest race in Paralympic history to cap "Thriller Thursday" and be crowned the fastest man at the Games.

To roars of "Peacock, Peacock" the 19-year-old sent the Olympic Stadium into raptures by powering to gold in the 100m final - setting a new Paralympic record. South African Oscar Pistorius, who finished fourth, was first to congratulate the teenager.

After the race, Peacock, who contracted meningitis aged five, which led to his right leg being amputated below the knee, hailed his "surreal" Paralympic experience. The teenager, from Cambridge, said: "This Games is definitely a legacy and to be part of that is amazing."

The incredible performance capped a golden night in the Olympic Stadium on "Thriller Thursday", as David Weir snatched his third gold of the Games.

The 33-year-old won the 800m gold in a sensational performance in which the crowd again played their part. He races again on Sunday, and will be looking to make it a quadruple crown of golds.

Cyclist Sarah Storey cemented herself in the Paralympic hall of fame by equalling Tanni Grey-Thomson's haul of 11 gold medals. She won her fourth gold of London 2012 in a sensational road race at Brand's Hatch.

Hurricane Hannah Cockroft, 20, from Halifax, won her second gold as she sailed through the 200m final. She said: "It's been amazing, a dream come true." Schoolboy swimming sensation Josef Craig, 15, smashed the world record to become Britain's youngest Paralympic gold medal winner - before declaring: "It's the happiest day of my life." Craig, who has cerebral palsy, broke the world record he set in his heat by comfortably winning the 400m final.

ParalympicsGB has now surpassed the 103-medal target set before the Games - with three days still to go. Great Britain currently sit second in the overall table - with 108 medals, including 31 gold, 39 silver and 38 bronze.

Medal hopefuls on Friday include Richard Whitehead, who is going for his second gold of the Games to add to his 200m title. The 36-year-old famously flexed his biceps in a triumphant "two-gun salute" in a thrilling final on Saturday and now the Nottingham star will be hoping to emulate the feat in the 100m race.

Liz Nicholl, chief executive of UK Sport, hailed ParalympicsGB's success, saying: "To win at least 103 medals is a fantastic achievement, particularly when you consider Paralympic sport is becoming hugely competitive with more nations investing significant resources in success."

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