'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, August 17, 2008


As we're now less than three weeks away to the games, I thought it would be useful to create a list of where Nyree and Sascha are currently ranked in the world (as of July 2008) in the events they are going to swim in.

Nyree Lewis

100m Backstroke S6 - Rank 1 - World Record Holder (1:26.90)

100m Breaststroke SB5 - Rank 2
200IM SM6 - Rank 2

400m Freestyle S6 - Rank 2

Sascha Kindred

100m Breaststroke SB7 - Rank 1 - World Record Holder (1:22.77)
200IM SM6 - Rank 1 - World Record Holder (2:43.09)

50m Butterfly S6 - Rank 2 - European Record Holder (32.49)

50m Freestyle S6 - Rank 8 - British Record Holder (32.11)

Here we can tell that Nyree and Sascha realistically have a chance of winning 7 medals between them. It will be slightly tougher for Nyree to win in some of her events as she has some tough competition from her British team mates Natalie Jones and Eleanor Simmonds, but she's swimming well at the moment so she'll definitely fancy her chances of beating them. As for Sascha, it would be difficult to see past him for the 100m Breaststroke and the 200m Individual Medley, and he has a really good chance of claiming a third gold at the same Paralympics for the first time ever in the 50m Butterfly thanks to a change of training since last year.

We'll of course be losing our voices on the sidelines cheering them on and hope you will be too on the television if you aren't heading over. I'll be posting some information about television coverage soon so look out for that.


  • At 12:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    7 medals - but then there are of course also relay medals that can be had, yes?

  • At 9:51 AM, Blogger Timo Kindred said…

    Unfortunately not as there aren't many relays this time and I believe Sascha and Nyree aren't swimming in any.


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