University of Bath-based athlete Paul Blake will go in search of gold in Brazil after being named in an initial 13-strong track and field squad by ParalympicsGB.
Blake – who competes in the T36 400m and T36 800m Paralympic events – is a triple World Champion and recently claimed victory in the T36 400m at the XI International Meeting Kern Pharma Grand Prix in Sauleda in May.
The 26-year old, trained by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, famously won silver and bronze medals at London 2012 in the T36 400m and T36 800m events respectively.
Team Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley said: “We are delighted that Paul will have the chance to represent his country on the international stage yet again.
“Paul’s successes at London 2012 and in subsequent World Championships demonstrate his incredible talent and we are all fully behind him ahead of Rio.
“The announcement comes just a day after we inducted Colin Jackson and Malcolm Arnold into our Hall of Fame for Sport and caps an extremely proud period for our athletics set-up at the University.”
Blake joins a growing list of athletes selected for Rio who base their training at the University, all of whom are displayed on our Rio 2016 pages.