London Paralympics 2012 – Tonight Is THE Night…

06 September 2012

Jonnie Peacock

Jonnie Peacock takes on Oscar Pistorius tonight. Do. Not. Miss!

 

Sky bloggers   By Sky Sports News Journalists Orla Chennaoui and Lia Hervey

It’s the clash of the bladerunners tonight when poster boy, South African Oscar Pistorius, takes on Britain’s Jonnie Peacock in the race of the Paralympics. Few will have heard of Jonnie before the Games but on the athletics circuit, he’s been a rising star for the past few years. He’s a softly-spoken person behind the scenes, but on the track he will tear up his opponents… and the 19-year old’s confidence has been building. Last night he got the fastest time in the heats for the men’s 100m which will stand him in good stead for tonight.

Hannah Cockroft

Hannah Cockroft is on course to win

We’re predicting more GB glory. Halifax girl Hannah Cockcroft takes on the 200m race tonight after winning this morning’s heat. The cheeky northerner has a good chance for a second gold.

After a glorious gold for Sarah Storey yesterday, she’s won another today in the Paralympic road race. And this means she equals Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson and David Roberts tally as one of Britain’s most decorated Paralympians.

After picking up the medal she said, ‘I can’t believe I pulled it off!’. We can!

 Sarah Storey

Sarah Storey is now one of our greatest Olympians. Ever.

Her best friend and double medallist para-cyclist Helen Scott popped over to see us again and was telling us how Sarah is a tough cookie who never takes anything too seriously. Helen said Sarah won’t sacrifice anything. She indulged in a cheeky glass of champagne after her first win and always eats whatever she fancies. And it helps to have a good mechanic on hand. Her husband Barney is always there to look after her bike and all her kit. Helen says Sarah is always in the mood for a wild night out and she can’t wait to go and celebrate with her when the racing is all over.

In fact the whole cycling team are planning a big night out for Saturday. Jody Cundy will be expecting a bit of ribbing from the team from his famous outburst during the Games when he false started. He was filmed screaming at the officials for a good half an hour after he lost his chance to race. The whole team are joking with Jody that he’s got more headlines than any of them so far and they’re all threatening to start having a “Cundy strop” just to get noticed.

And with all this British success it’s time to start thinking about the big after party. We’ve been hearing all about the victory parade through London on Monday. It’s going to be a big one so book the day off work and come and cheer on the heroes of the Games!

 

 

 


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