'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!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sunday's Results

Well, it's better late than never!

There's only a small amount of info to report in that Nyree swam a personal best in the 100m front crawl finishing in a time of 1:23.91 which is excellent. I'm told that most of the events were multi disability which means that the swimmers race in mixed events and the winner is the one that gets nearest to the world record. Although Nyree wasn't first, a pb is great and a good sign for the summer. In the 100 back stroke she swam 1:27.56 and despite long delays before her race due to the scoreboard crashing a number of times, Nyree still manged a good time and was pleased with her result.

Sascha didn't have such a good day on Sunday. In the morning he swam a time of 2:48.45 in the 200m individual Medley, which is 5 seconds off the new world record that he set a couple of weeks ago at the Parlympic trials. This is still a good swim considering it's only two seconds off his old world record and as he's pretty much miles ahead of the rest of the field. However, he did hurt his shoulder in the warm up and had to swim the heat in a bit of pain and following advice from his physio, he pulled out of the final as it wasn't worth risking a serious injury. Sascha informs me that his shoulder is feeling better now following a couple of days off training.

Watch out for the announcement of the GB Swimming team on Thursday! Good luck Sascha and Nyree x

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