'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!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

In the Records Again...

Sascha and Nyree were in the records again last weekend at the DSE National Short Course Championships in Sheffield. There were over 200 athletes swimming at the meeting including international swimmers from Canada, Spain and Brazil. In total there were an incredible 31 world records broken during the event with Sascha and Nyree claiming four of them. For those who dont know, the short-course championships uses a 25m swimming pool instead of a 50m (long course).

Here are Sascha and Nyree's times:

Day 1 (Am session)

Sascha

50m Breaststroke (38.14) - Gold
100m IM (1.16.68) - Gold (WR)

Nyree

100m Back (1.30.00) - Gold
100m IM (1.34.44) - Gold (WR)
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Silver

Day 1 (Pm session)

Sascha

100m Fly (1.12.49) - Gold (WR)
200m IM (2.42.16) - Gold (WR)

Nyree

200m IM (3.19.67) - Silver

Day 2 (Am session)

Sascha

50m Fly (33.28) - Gold (BR)
100m Breaststroke (1.23.25) - Gold

Nyree

50m Fly (50.77) - Bronze
4*100m Free relay - Silver


The meet was a good meet for them both prior to the quiet Christmas period although Sascha was disspointed with his breaststroke times.

Nyree commented on her swims: "The DSE short course nationals have been an event in my calendar for many years. I always look forward to competing at a short course event- something that we only get to do once a year at this level."

Well done guys!

Further links:

BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/7083285.stm

DSE: http://www.disabilitysport.org.uk/nlstory.cfm?ID=26191&NLID=43652