Tim Willis is one of three athletes who will be inducted into the USABA Hall of Fame ©Getty Images

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has announced its 2020 Hall of Fame class, which includes athletics and powerlifting greats.

Three athletes, one team, a coach and a special contributor have been chosen to enter by the USABA Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

The inductees include powerlifter Cody Colchado, Paralympic track and field champion Patti Egensteiner and distance runner Tim Willis.

Colchado is a 33-time powerlifting world champion across both able-bodied and impaired categories.

As well as earning 12 "Best Lifter" awards, Colchado holds 21 world records in squat, bench press, deadlift and total disciplines.

Colchado is also a three-time national champion in athletics.

Seoul 1988 double gold medallist Egensteiner has been recognised for her achievements in athletics, having won titles in the women's B3 800 metres and long jump.

Egensteiner also competed at the Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 Paralympics, winning a bronze medal in goalball at the latter.

Willis became the first blind cross country runner in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I history when he competed for Georgia Southern University.

He later competed at three World Championships, winning the 10,000m title in 1994 and setting two world records.

The 2020 USABA Hall of Fame will join former inductees in the exclusive club ©USABA
The 2020 USABA Hall of Fame will join former inductees in the exclusive club ©USABA

At the Atlanta 1996 Paralympics, Willis won the silver medal in the 10,000m and bronze medals in the 1500m and 5,000m.

At Sydney 2000, Willis added another bronze to his name in the 10,000m.

The 2008 women's Paralympic goalball team - Beijing 2008 champions - have also been inducted.

A team of Jennifer Armbruster, Lisa Czechowski, Jackie Barnes, Jessie Lorenz, Asya Miller and Robin Teuting defeated hosts China 6-5 in the final.

Coach Angelo Montagnino, who has worked with the visually impaired and blind athletes for decades, has been recognised services to sport.

Montagnino founded the Association of Blind Athletes of New Jersey and is a long-time adapted physical educator for the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Finally, Dan Parisi has been selected as a special contributor.

Parisi has played an important role in writing and updated USABA's goalball rulebook.