'The Golden Couple'

Sascha Kindred and Nyree Lewis, otherwise known as the 'golden couple' of disabled sport, are two of Great Britain's most successful paralympians of the last decade, amassing 20 Paralympic medals between them including an amazing 8 golds. I am the brother of Sascha and am tracking their progress from Athens 2004 to London 2012. Read about their journey to Paralympic Glory here!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

This site is no longer updated.

This site is no longer updated.

Sascha Kindred now has a new site which can be found at www.saschakindred.com.

Nyree doesn't have a site but will have some space on Sascha's over the next year up to London 2012 and beyond too.

Any questions please email timo@saschakindred.co.uk.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Nyree Helps Launch London 2012 Pictograms

London 2012 organisors have marked 1000 days to go until the paralympic games by releasing the 20 official pictograms which will help with way finding at the games and will also be used as a tool to help educate people up to and during the games.

Nyree Lewis, helped launch the pictograms by modelling the official swimming pictogram last week. Click here to see picture.

"It was great to be involved in the launch of the pictograms this week," said Nyree. "It really does bring home how close London 2012 is now as there is so much happening all over the country in preperation for the games. It's very exciting."

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Sascha Wins Again in Rio

For news about Sascha's races at the IPC World Short Course Championships in Rio, go to www.saschakindred.co.uk.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Watch Highlights of the European Swimming Championships on the BBC

That's right folks, if you can't get enough of Paralympic Swimming, the BBC have put together a highlights programme from the IPC European Swimming Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland, which will be shown on the 28th October between 12.20 and 01.10am.
So stay up late, set your Sky+ or even watch it on BBC iPlayer (will be on for one week) to see Sascha and the rest of the GB Paralympic Swim Team top the medal table in Iceland.
Click here for the link to the BBC page.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sascha and Nyree Enjoy Success at European Championship

Sascha and Nyree both enjoyed success at this weeks European Championships in Reykjavik, Icland, winning a total of five medals between them, with Sascha winning three Golds and one Silver medal and Nyree winning one Gold medal.

Nyree swam in her two favoured events, the 400M S6 Freestyle and the 100M S6 Backstroke. Although Nyree finished just outside the medals in the 400M Freestyle in fourth, she did swim a seasons best of 6:06.75 which was a good sign considering that training for both Sascha and Nyree hasn't been as intense this year so far. It was then a long wait until the final day of the Champoinships for Nyree's second race in the 100M S6 Backstroke. There were a few nerves before the race as there were a few new faces on the entry sheet which Nyree had not races against before. However, none proved to be trouble for Nyree as she powered home in a time of 1:27.22, just a shade outside her World Record of 1:26.90.

“I am really pleased with that performance,” Lewis said. “It has been a really long week waiting for this and I really wanted to get in there and prove that I can come back from last year and get the times this year.”
The win was bittersweet for Nyree as although she again becomes European Champion in the event, she will not be able to defend her title at the World Championships later this year after narrowly missing the qualifying time earlier this year.


You can read more about Sascha's performances at http://www.saschakindred.com/.

For further news from the Championships go to http://www.britishswimming.org/.

Monday, October 19, 2009

IPC European Championships, Reykjavic, Iceland

Keep a look out for Sascha and Nyree at the European Championships this week.

You can find more information at the following websites:

Official Website: http://www.ifsport.is/ec2009/default.asp

Sascha's Website: www.saschakindred.com

BBC Disability Sport Coverage: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/8260749.stm

Schedule:

18th October - Nyree, 400M Freestyle
19th October - Sascha, 100M Breaststroke
21st October - Sascha, 200M Individual Medley
21st October - Sascha, 4x50M Freestyle Relay 20 points
22nd October - Sascha, 4x50 Medley Relay 20 points
23rd October - Sascha, 50M Butterfly
24th October - Nyree, 100M Backstroke
24th October - Sascha - 100M Backstroke

Coverage:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/6412941.stm

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sascha and Nyree Open TPG DisabledAids 'Centre of Excellence'

Sascha and his fiancé Nyree Lewis were in Hereford town centre today to open a 'Centre of Excellence' for TPG DisabledAids, a leading supplier of disabled and mobility equipment for Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Wales.

The ‘Grand Opening' of the store was marked by a special open day event which saw manufacturers and suppliers visit TPG DisableAids and exhibit their products. In addition, training courses were run for healthcare professionals to see the style of training available in the future.

Demonstrations of all the products from hoists to stairlifts and from bathlifts to scooters were run throughout the day and Sascha and Nyree were available to speak to guests.

Speaking at the event, Sascha said, “We're delighted to be opening TPG's Centre of Excellence as it will provide a much needed outlet for the vital demonstration and training of essential mobility aids and we would certainly encourage anyone that might require training or a demonstration in the use of a mobility aid to visit the store.