Athletics Manitoba would like to extend our congratulations to Paul Blake and Sophie Kamlish, who were recently selected to the Great Britain Para Athletics squad for the upcoming World Championships in Dubai, UAE (Nov. 7-15th).
Paul will be running the 400m and 800m (he is the reigning 400m Paralympic Champion in the T36 classification from Rio 2016) while Sophie is the reigning 100m World Champion in the T64 classification (London 2017). This will be Paul’s 5th time at the world championships and Sophie’s 4th and their first since relocating to Winnipeg at the beginning of the summer where they have been training and competing at the University of Manitoba.
The pair are coached by University of Manitoba alumnus Rob Ellchuk and have four world titles between them.
Congratulations and we wish you the best of luck! We’ll be cheering for you!