Blake Cochrane

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Blake Cochrane


Career highlights

  • Qualifying for his third Paralympic Games in Rio 2016 
  • Winning gold in the men's 100m breaststroke at the 2012 London Paralympic Games 
  • Winning a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games in the 100m breaststroke

Latest Australian representation and results

  • 2016 Paralympic Games — 10th 100m freestyle, 7th 400m freestyle
  • Member of Dolphins team competing in the 2017 IPC World Swimming Championships, Mexico 


At the age of just 25, Buderim swimmer Blake Cochrane competed in his third Paralympics Games. The USC student won two gold medals at the London Games and a silver in Beijing, and went to Rio ranked number two in the world for the 100m breaststroke.

Blake was born with a congenital limb deficiency, which means he does not have not have fingers or toes, and gained his international classification in 2008.

The former Redcliffe resident, who began swimming at USC in 2011, balances his training with studying a USC Clinical Exercise Science degree. He hopes to pursue a career in rehabilitation for people who have acquired a disability. Blake is a two-time winner of USC’s Sportsperson of the Year award.

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