'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!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sascha Secures Third Successive Paralympic World Cup Gold, Nyree Wins Silver

Sascha and Nyree both raced in the 200m individual medley yesterday classification SM6.
Nyree, who is currently ranked 3rd in the world, finished in the silver medal position behind team mate Natalie Jones, ranked number one in the world. It was always going to be tough for Nyree, but she finished strongly to secure silver in a race which saw Natlie lower her own World Record in the event from 3:16.70 to 3:15.72.
Sascha was looking for his third successive Paralympic World Cup Gold and started strongly turning nearly 1 second ahead at the half way mark. He then pushed on further in the last 100 metres to finish 4 seconds ahead of the field with a time of 2:45.00, just over 1 second off the world record of 2:46.20 which he set earlier this year.
Both races should be shown on the BBC later in the UK between 4pm and 5.50pm.
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