'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!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Day 6: Sascha adds two further bronzes to medal tally

Today was the final day of the IPC World Championships and both Sascha and Nyree were hoping to finish in style by adding further medals to their already hefty tally of four golds and one bronze.

Sascha's first race came in the 50m Metre S6 Butterfly, an event which he has been improving in all year. Back in May during the Visa Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, Sascha stormed to victory beating the current world record holder Igor Plotnikov in a new British Record.

However, neither Sascha or Igor could match the speed shown by Peng Li whom finished in a time of 32:62, one second ahead of Plotnikov in second place, with Sascha coming in third in a time of 34.01. Big respect has to go to Sascha for this result as before his improvement this year he was never even in the top 10 of this event, yet now he must surely consider this as another event to concentrate on for Beijing 2008. It will be difficult as due to his disability he only uses his left arm in the butterfly and therefore it is much more prone to injury, but let's keep our fingers crossed hey!

Later in the day, the British 200m Medley Relay quartet of Anthony Stephens, Gareth Duke, Sascha Kindred and Kenny Cairns managed to win a fruther bronze for GB and their own personal collections. They finished behind Brazil and Spain in first and second respectively. WELL DONE TO THEM ALL.

Results from Day 6: http://images.supersport.co.za/IPCSwimChamps2006FinalsDay6Summary.pdf

BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/6219860.stm

Roundup of the event including performances from other GB swimmers and statistics coming soon...

4 Comments:

  • At 5:30 PM, Blogger Zoe said…

    Hi Nyree and Sascha,

    Congratulations on your fantastic performances, in the World Championships in South Africa Durban.
    Well Done again,

    From
    Zoe Cain

     
  • At 5:13 PM, Anonymous Sash & Ny said…

    Thanks Zoe! We appreciate your messages and support. Hope you have a lovely Chrimbo!

    : )

     
  • At 9:50 PM, Blogger Zoe said…

    Hi again

    Sascha and Nyree, I hope that you have a good christmas and New Year, you deserve a rest.

    From
    Zoe Cain

     
  • At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Sascha

    Hsppy Birthday

    From

    Zoe Cain

     

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