'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, April 26, 2008

Sascha wins 50m Butterfly

Just to update, Sascha won his 50m butterfly event last night in 32.59 seconds. The time was 0.1 second off the new European record mark he set at the Paralympic trials a couple of weeks ago.

“That was my best swim today,” Kindred said. “I think the 50m Butterfly will now be one of the main events I will be targeting in Beijing. I claimed the European record in the event 3 weeks ago and that time was just outside that record.

This is good form and confirms Sascha's position as a real contender for gold in this event in Beijing.

Nyree performed strongly in one of her favoured events, the 400m freestyle, but she was again narrowly beaten by team mate Eleanor Simmonds who is proving to be her nemesis at the moment. Eleanor won in a time of 5:54.66, whilst Nyree took silver in a time of 5:57.17.

Both have a day off today.

more news soon...

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