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Grandad foretold Peacock victory; ATHLETICS.

JONNIE PEACOCK dashed to Paralympic gold following a psychic's prediction and a prayer from Oscar Pistorius.

The 19-year-old Great Britain athlete won T44 100metres gold in 10.90 seconds in one of the most anticipated events of the London 2012 Games on Thursday night.

Afterwards, Peacock's mother Linda Roberts revealed she had lied to him over a psychic prediction two years earlier.

The psychic was relaying the words of Peacock's grandfather, former Liverpool and Everton footballer John Roberts.

David Weir "She went to see a psychic a few years ago and she said he'll go to the Paralympics and he'll get silver," said Peacock, who also revealed Pistorius prayed for the young Briton between the heats and finals.

"She told me last night that she lied and her psychic told her I'd get gold and she just didn't want to tell me."

Peacock's triumph on Thursday had come just minutes after David Weir continued his relentless pursuit of a golden quadruple by making it three out of three with a brilliant 800m triumph.

Weir, who has the marathon left to come on Sunday, said: "I feel like I'm on top of the world at the moment.

"I won't believe it until I'm at home and can relax."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 8, 2012
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