Athletes

Paul Blake

On Paul's Paralympic debut at London 2012, he won a silver and bronze medal in the T36 400m and 800m.

  • Events:
    Athletics
  • Home Town:
    Dorchester
  • Lives:
    Dorchester, Dorset
  • Trains:
    University of Bath
  • Date Of Birth:
    15/01/1990
  • Games Attended:
    London 12

A keen sportsman, Paul used to play Basketball until he turned his attention to running. During his career, he has set world records and prior to London 2012 his career highlight was his gold medal-winning performance in the T36 400m at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is also the current World Record holder in the T36 1500m with a time of 4:34.42.

At London 2012, Paul competed in both the T36 400m and the T36 800m. In the T36 400m, Paul went into the final as world champion but was competing alongside all of the medallists from the same event in Beijing. He suceeded in taking silver in a personal best time of 54.22 seconds. Two days later, in the T36 800m, he won the bronze medal in a time of 2:08.24, a time that would have secured the gold medal in Beijing.

“It's an honour to put the GB vest on every time, I'm really, really proud."Paul Blake

In addition to his sporting achievements, Paul was awarded a BTEC in Sports Therapy from Weymouth College in 2009.

Paul has cerebral palsy.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • T36 400m: silver
    T36 800m: bronze
     
  • 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
  • T36 400m: Silver
    T36 800m: Gold
  • 2012 IPC Athletics European Championships, Stadskanaal, Holland
  • T36 400m: silver
    T36 800m: bronze
  • 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • T36 400m: gold
    T36 800m: silver
    T36 1500m: silver
     

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