24th November 2017
Paul Blake receives Bath Hall of Fame honour
Paralympic gold medallist and multiple world champion Paul Blake today was inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport.
Blake has been training with Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village in Bath for the past eight years, enjoying tremendous success during that time.
His standout moment to date came at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as he stormed to T36 400m gold. He won 800m silver too that year, adding to his 400m silver and 800m bronze from London 2012.
Blake was also crowned world champion in 2011, 2013 and 2015, captaining the British Athletics team at the latter event in Doha, and continues to compete at the very pinnacle of his sport with the 2018 European Para-Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany, his next big target.
“It was a real shock when I was invited to join the Hall of Fame,” said Blake. “As I come into training every day I walk past the display and see all the amazing athletes and coaches in there, so to be included in that group is an absolute honour and pleasure.”
He is the 22nd inductee into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport and the second Paralympic Champion, joining swimming legend Sascha Kindred in the hallowed ranks.
For more information about the Hall of Fame for Sport and to see a full list of inductees here.