Blake has enjoyed incredible success since joining Rob Ellchuk’s training group at the University seven years ago, with perhaps his greatest achievement coming at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games when he stormed to the T36 400m crown.
He has four Paralympic medals in total – he also won T36 800m silver in Rio to add to his 400m silver and 800m bronze from London 2012 – and has been crowned as World Champion three times, in 2011 (400m), 2013 (800m) and 2015 (800m).
Blake was team captain at the latter championships, underlining his status as one of the most respected members of both the British Athletics and ParalympicsGB community.
He is also a hugely-popular part of the Team Bath family, with Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley saying: “Not only is Paul a talented and dedicated athlete but he’s an all-round good guy. He is an inspiration to his team-mates and to young, aspiring disabled athletes.”
Blake will join fellow Paralympic Champion Sascha Kindred and former training partner Ben Rushgrove in the Hall of Fame for Sport on Friday, with the ceremony taking place at the entrance to the Sports Training Village at 2pm. All are invited to attend.