If there was a ’30 Under 30′ list of Australian Paralympians, there is every chance that Blake Cochrane’s name would be on it.

With two gold and two silver from three Paralympic Games, two world titles, three minor World Championships medals, and four from the Commonwealth Games, Blake is one of the Australian Para-swimming team’s most decorated athletes.

Fittingly, he made his international debut more than a decade ago at the pinnacle event for his sport – the Paralympic Games – and immediately put the world on notice with a stunning race to the finish line in the men’s 100m breaststroke SB7. Blake touched the wall in 1:23.36, just over a second behind his supremely more experienced rival, six-time Paralympian Sascha Kindred (GBR), to get his first taste of the international podium.

Four years later, as the reigning world champion in two disciplines, Blake recorded what remains one of the …

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Date of birth
24 January 1991
Sport
Para-swimming
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Limb deficiency affecting his hands and feet
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Bli Bli, QLD
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2006
First competed for Australia
2008
Sport career highlights

Winning two gold and two silver medals at the Paralympic Games

Greatest sporting moments

Winning a gold medal in the men’s 100m breaststroke SB7 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models

Jan Cameron, Adam Gilchrist

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 50m freestyle Classification: S8
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m breaststroke Classification: SB7
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m freestyle Classification: S8
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 400m freestyle Classification: S8
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x100m freestyle Classification: S8

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