'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!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

In the News - 13th July 2006

Record-breakers are poised for world bid

HEREFORD paralympians Sascha Kindred and Nyree Lewis have all but booked their places on the British team to compete at the Swimming World Championships in Durban, South Africa, later in the year after impressive outings in Sheffield at the weekend.

The pair bagged four golds and a silver between them, setting British, European and World record times and securing qualifying times for the World Champs in four disciplines at the Disability National Open Championships.

Kindred posted a world record time of 1.22.98 in the 100m breaststroke as he won gold and met the World Championship qualifying time.

He repeated the feat in the 200m individual medley with a time just 0.1 of a second off his own world record mark.

And he set a British record in the 50m freestyle, in which he won silver after finishing behind German Sebastian Iwanow.

Kindred's girlfriend Lewis won gold in the 100m breaststroke with a world record 1.27.81 and touched home first in the 400m freestyle to set a European record.

Both times were under the World Championship qualifying mark.

The swimming aces head back to the Ponds Forge pool in four weeks for another championships after which the British team for Durban will be confirmed.


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