'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, January 18, 2007

News...

Here's some interesting news! Apparently we're bidding to stage the IPC World Swimming Championships in 2010. Fingers crossed we get it as it will be great for the build up of the GB Swimming team.

GB bid to host 2010 championships

Britain won an impressive haul of medals in DurbanGreat Britain has made an initial application to stage the 2010 IPC World Swimming Championships in Sheffield.


The World Championships is the second largest competition in disability swimming after the Paralympic Games.
Greece, Holland, France, Hungary, USA and Columbia have also expressed an interest in hosting the event.

Team GB returned from the last tournament - held in Durban earlier this month - with 24 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals.

British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes believes that the staging the championships would play a vital role in the country's preparations for the London Paralympics in 2012.

"Not only will it develop our athletes, but it is also a significant opportunity to develop expertise of our staff and volunteers two years out from the Games," said Sparkes.

Source: BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/6197571.stm

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