|Date of Birth
16 January 1990
|Place of Birth
One half of an iconic Team England pairing, Paul Drinkhall successfully defended his men's doubles gold in Birmingham 2022.
Drinkhall joined forces with long-time doubles partner Liam Pitchford to capture another gold medal, in a complete replay of their 2018 final against India on the Gold Coast.
And with men's team bronze to add to the tally, Drinkhall now has a staggering eight Commonwealth medals to his name since his maiden Games in Melbourne 2006.
The table tennis ace is also among the few who can say they became a Commonwealth champion alongside their spouse, having teamed up with wife Joanna to win mixed doubles gold in Glasgow.
Born in Middlesbrough, Drinkhall’s potential was clear from an early age and he became the youngest English men’s singles champion for 44 years when he triumphed in 2007.
Three Olympic appearances have followed, the most unexpected coming in Tokyo 2020 when a planned camping trip was hastily postponed after the Teesside ace received a late call-up – he went on to reach the last 32.