'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!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

News from Macau, China

Sascha emailed me this week with some news from the training camp in Macau, China. Here's the scoop...

Training has been going pretty good since we got here. It's great that it's similar to our home programme so that we are able to recover each week. We did eight swim sessions last week and will do nine each week in the next two weeks in which we are here.

On Saturday we went to Hong Kong after our morning training which was about one hour away on the ferry. Wow, what a city! I'ts pretty impressive with a lot of high rise buildings and billboards everywhere advertising products. It was also extremely busy though and could definatley get too much if we weren't there being occupied with a training camp! With all the billboards across street, Chinese writing and adverts, it starts to give you head ache after a while.

Bartering on the markets is pretty good fun and you can get some really good local bargains there. Every second shop is an electrical shop and they are all competing to sell the same products so haggling can be done.

We're now into our second week here, and although we've had some really tough sessions, we realise we are not as unfit as we first thought after eating all that Christmas turkey. We're both competing well and Lars, our head coach, said that next time we swim we wiill have less rest because we are doing so well.

So 10 sessions down, 16 to go, but its not like we are counting. We are enjoying this camp with such a small team and the atmosphere amongst us all is great. Next weekend we are going into Macau city centre to see the local sights and and will see much of the preperations of the Chinese New year being put up. It is the year of the pig for those that don't know! (Sascha and Timo are snakes and Nyree is a monkey).






































Anyway, take care for now and keep well. We will write more soon.


Sascha

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