'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!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Day 5: Sascha breaks own 200IM WR to win Gold. Nyree adds bronze in 200IM.

Well he's done it again! Sascha wins his second gold of the competition shaving over a second off his own 200m Individual Medley World Record to finish in 2:46.20. I'm not entirely sure how he keeps lowering it, but I he has recently attached a propeller to his back which somewhat helps! I'm not sure really what else to say but that I'm very impressed and obviously very proud. Matt Whorwood and Gareth Duke swam impressively to lead home a clean sweep for Great Britain by finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Nyree also added to her medal tally with a bronze in the 200m Individual Medley Final. The event was always going to be tough with her main rival, also from GB, Nathalie Jones swimming too. Jones produced a devastating performance to break her own World Record (once held by Nyree) and finish with a time of 3:16.70 whilst Fuying Jiang from China pushed Nyree into 3rd place. Nyree finished in a time of 3:23.28.

Well done to them both!

BBC Coverage: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/6215732.stm

Day five results: http://images.supersport.co.za/IPCSwimChamps2006FinalsDay5Summary.pdf

1 Comments:

  • At 11:15 AM, Blogger Zoe said…

    Well Done to you both and good luck with your next events and enjoy it. WELL DONE!

    Zoe Cain

     

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