News Archive, Tag: Doha

Top-five finish for Sophie Kamlish at IPC World Championships in Doha

29 October 2015

Sprinter Sophie Kamlish finished just outside the medal places when she contested the T44 100m final at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha on Thursday. The 19-year-old, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, ran the second-fastest time of 13.53 in the morning’s semi-finals as she finished runner-up to defending champion Marlou van Rhijn. The Dutch runner went on to beat her own world record as she won the final in 12.80 and...

Captain marvel Paul Blake leads from front to retain 800m gold at IPC World Championships

26 October 2015

Paul Blake produced a captain’s performance to successfully defend his IPC Athletic World Championships T36 800m title in thrilling style in Doha on Monday. The British men’s team captain, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, took the race by the scruff of the neck and opened up a 15m lead after completing the first 400m in 62 seconds. He dug deep to maintain that advantage coming down the back straight and then...

Paul Blake. Photo: Sam Farr

Silver lining for Paul Blake at IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha

23 October 2015

Paul Blake secured the sixth IPC Athletics World Championships medal of his career when he won T36 400m silver in Doha on Friday. The British men’s team captain, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, ran a season’s best time of 54.58 as he finished runner-up to defending champion Evgenii Shvetcov of Russia in the Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium. In humid and breezy conditions, Blake made a strong start but Shvetcov moved away and...

Paul Blake. Photo: Sam Farr

Paul Blake sets up 400m final showdown with Russian rival at IPC World Championships

22 October 2015

Paul Blake is safely through to Friday’s T36 400m final at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha. The 25-year-old, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, won the second semi-final in 56.62 on Thursday morning. Evgenii Shvetcov, Blake’s main rival for the gold medal, took the honours in the first semi in 57.65. Blake won the 400m title at the 2011 World Championships but had to settle for silver behind Shvetcov in...

Paralympics London 2012 - Paul Blake in the 800m. Photo: Neil Munns/ParalympicsGB

Paul Blake to captain British Athletics team at IPC World Championships in Doha

20 October 2015

University of Bath-based athlete Paul Blake says he is honoured and surprised to be named alongside Laura Sugar as the British Athletics team captains for the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha. Blake, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, will be bidding for a third successive world title when the championships take place in the Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium from October 22-31. And the 25-year-old, who also won two medals at the London...

British record boost for sprinter Sophie Kamlish ahead of IPC World Championships

28 September 2015

University of Bath-based sprinter Sophie Kamlish continued her countdown to next month's IPC World Athletics Championships by setting a new British record at the Newham Open & Parallel Success event on Saturday. The 19-year-old T44 100m runner, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, took one-hundredth of a second off her personal best when she crossed the line in 13.44 - the third-fastest time in the world this year. Training partner Paul Blake, who is...

Paul Blake and Sophie Kamlish have been selected for the 2015 IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha

Paul Blake and Sophie Kamlish named in British team for IPC World Championships

18 September 2015

University of Bath-based athletes Paul Blake and Sophie Kamlish have been named in a 48-strong British Athletics team for next month’s IPC World Championships in Doha. Blake has won gold medals at the last two championships – in New Zealand in 2011, where he took the T36 400m title, and in France in 2013 where he produced a stunning performance to take the 800m crown. The double Paralympic medallist will once again compete over both...

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