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Peacock trains young amputees for CH4 show

Jonnie Peacock
Jonnie Peacock Image credit: royston-crow.co.uk

On the eve of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Channel 4 will air a new series which will see Jonnie peacock helping four disabled children to achieve their sporting potential.

Filming for Jonnie’s Blade Camp took place last year when the gold-medal Paralympian gave each youngster a goal to complete over an eight months period.

Each child used a prosthetic leg, but they walked away from their training with a brand new running blade similar to Jonnie’s, just a bit smaller!

Announcing the series in 2019 Peacock said: “Giving disabled youngsters the support and encouragement they need to stay active doesn’t just help them physically - it can potentially provide them with a life-changing sense of confidence and self-worth.

“This isn’t the search for the next Paralympic sprint champion. This project is about opening young people’s eyes so they can release their potential and realise how much they can achieve, whether that’s participating in structured sport or just running around and messing about in the playground with their friends.”

In the two-part series we see Jonnie using state-of-the-art technology to support the young amputees excel in their sporting achievements and introduces them to some inspirational guest coaches.

Jonnie’s Blade Camp starts Tuesday August 10 on Channel 4 at 10pm and available afterwards on All 4.