15 Sep 2012

Peacock pushes for Paralympic Diamond League race

11:45 am on 15 September 2012

The British man who beat South Africa's Oscar Pistorius in the prestigious T44 100 metres at the Paralympics says he'd like to see his sprint event for amputees incorporated into the elite Diamond League athletics meetings.

Jonnie Peacock says the London Games has changed the way people view paralympic sport.

The gold medallist and world record holder says there wouldn't have been 80,000 sellouts for each day's session if people didn't enjoy watching the events, and Peacock says it shouldn't be included out of tokenism but because paralympians are amazing athletes.