Hannah Cockcroft, Jonnie Peacock and David Weir all won gold as ParalympicGB enjoyed their most successful day of athletics competition at London 2012.

Cockcroft, who had already claimed T34 100m gold, did the sprint double by winning the 200m by two seconds to set GB on their way on Thursday night.

Weir then cruised to his third gold of the Games in the men's T54 800m, having previously won 5000m and 1500m titles earlier in the week.

Jonnie Peacock
Peacock crowned a successful evening in the athletics stadium in the Paralympics.

But the evening was crowned by Peacock, who dominated in the T44 100m, beating Alan Oliveira and Oscar Pistorius to gold in the blue ribbon event of the Paralympic Games.

"To go in front of 80,000, it was crazy," Peacock said. "This is the first event I've come to where I've not been nervous.

"To hear the crowd chant my name was amazing. That's going to live with me forever. I could not have wished for better.

"I crossed the line thinking 'have I won?' I waited for the results to come on the board. It was such a relief. There has been such a big build-up over the past year. This is immense."

Pistorius, who had come under fire for criticising Oliveira's victory in the t44 200m, began as an outside for a medal in the 100m, and says that Peacock's victory was one of the best.

"We just witnessed one of the great performances from Jonnie," said the South African. "I think he is going to inspire a lot of people in the coming years.

"It was an unbelievable race. I was hoping to make the top three, but the 100m has always been tough for me. I've always been better at the longer distances.

"But to be part of a race like that with performances like that just means the sport has grown to another level.

"The Paralympians are household names now and it makes me proud."

Albeit overshadowed by Peacock, but Weir's third gold of the Games makes him the most successful male wheelchair racer of all time, and after playing it safe in the first lap, the 33 year old accelerated in the final 200m to win gold.

"I had to dig deep tonight - it did hurt." But he added: "I feel like I'm on top of the world at the moment."

Halifax racer Cockroft won the first of GB's three track golds on Thursday as she destroyed the field to win the sprint double in the T34 200m.

"This is what I worked for four years for and I've actually done it now," she said. "I've got nothing to do now with my life, just work for Rio [in 2016] now and hopefully do it again."

"The noise was a little mind blowing," she said. "It was really scary. It's just a lot of people, who were all expecting me to do what I have just done.

"It was incredible. I knew deep down I could beat all the girls. I'm just happy I managed to nail it."