'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!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Day 2 - Nyree 5th in 100m Breast stroke

A suprise result from Durban last night as newcomer Kirsten Bruhn from Germany stormed her way to gold in the 100m SB5 Breast stroke. Her time of 1:43.36 in the heats shattered Nyree's World Record by nearly 7 seconds, which she then broke again in the final with a time of 1:43.22.

Nyree was lying in 3rd after the heats with a time of 1:59.00 but found the pace too much in the final finishing 5th and outside of the medals in a time of 2:05.35. She was clearly dissapointed with her swim but now looks onto her next even the 400m freestyle in which she has a great chance to take a medal.

Tonight, Sascha swims in one of his favourite events, the 100m SB7 breast stroke, an event in which he has only been beaten in once in the last 6 years, but he faces stiff competition from his usual Japanese and Chinese rivals who will push him all the way. Is yet another World Record on the cards??? The odds look good.

The GB team are doing pretty well as a whole and friend Mathew Walker is also in the mix of medals with a bronze in the 100m S7 freestyle.

Read further news at:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/6204982.stm

http://www.dissa.co.za/default.asp?AID=198544

http://www.britishswimming.org/vsite/vcontent/page/newslist/0,8506,5026-178077-195295-28293-news-list,00.html

For full Day 1 and 2 results see: http://www.dissa.co.za/default.asp?cId=12938&cl=yes

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