'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!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Nyree wins first GOLD!

Well, the waiting is over aand last night saw Nyree win her first gold medal of the games after coming back strongly on the second length of her 100m backstroke event.

Going into the second length more than 1 second behind, Nyree had the strength to come back and overtake her Chinese rival Fuying Jiang. Sascha says that Nyree raced really well and felt very strong. Much of the strength and stamina training that they have both been doing is clearly paying off.

Nyree said, "It was really hard in there but I felt stronger tonight and after this morning I knew I had to step it up a gear," she said. "I wasn't far off my world record and I would have liked to lower that in the final but at the end of the day, the result of the race is more important. I'm looking forward to my next event now and performing strongly there too."

Nyree swims again tonight in another of her strong events - the 100m breast stroke. Sascha swims for the first time tomorrow.

Read more about how the rest of the team did at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/6203090.stm

The BBC also site Sascha and Nyree as two of the swimmers to watch at the championships. Read more at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/6195008.stm

Watch live at: www.paralympicsport.tv

There will be coverage today on BBC interactive between 15:00 and 17:00. Sascha mentioned that he and Nyree will be a main feature at somepoint.

2 Comments:

  • At 10:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well done Nyree, congratulations to you on your gold medal!!!!!
    You are my heroine!
    Bea
    xx

     
  • At 8:53 AM, Blogger Zoe said…

    Well Done Nyree, and Good Luck Nyree and Sascha with the rest of the World championships.

    Zoe Cain

     

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