Blake Cochrane

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  • Birth Place

    Charleville

  • Birth State

    QLD

  • Year of Birth

    1991

  • Height

    188cm

Languages Spoken:

No

Education Details:

Graduate from B. Clinical Exercise Science at University of the Sunshine Coast Dec 2017

Club details:

USC Spartans

Why did you begin your sport?

Had asthma as a child, but just generally just loved all sport. But the appeal of being in the water whether at the beach, or in the pool - it was just for me.

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

I listen to one particular song just before walking out on pool deck to race - its not on any other playlist I have - and I only listen to it in that moment - no one knows that that sing is.

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Winning Gold in London Paralympics in the 100m Breaststroke

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

Adam Gilchrist/ Johnathan Thurston - I believe both these men have the qualities I look up to in an athlete - they are the best at what they do/ have done, but are still very modest at it. But they are also great sportsman on and off the field. I have met JT.

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

My old coach and mentor Steve Hadler - just all round a great coach and individual. He always has so much character, and always has time for you, no matter what.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

Spending time at the beach, SCUBA diving, University studies and Playstation

What is your sporting ambition?

To be the best athlete I can be, both in and out of the field of play. But also build a legacy for the next generation of athletes.