'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, February 25, 2009

Sascha and Nyree attend Buckingham Palace Reception

Sascha and Nyree were down in London yesterday for the GB Paralympic Team's long awaited trip to Buckingham Palace following their success at the Beijing Paralympics this year.

They and approximately 380 other athletes from the team were invited to attend the reception as well as sponsors' representatives and members of the support teams that made a vital contribution to the success of the British team's performance.

As well as the Queen and Prince Philip, ParalympicsGB Royal Patron, the Earl of Wessex and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were also in attendance.

Commenting on the visit Sascha said, "It's always lovely to be invited to events like this and although I've been here before, the palace is a place you could come to again and again, it truly is amazing. And although I didn't meet the Queen this time around, I did speak to The Duchess of Cornwall who was at an event which I attended recently which was nice."

Nyree said, "It was great to see so many of the team in one place as often it's just us in a pool by some water. Today we've seen not only those that have won medals, but everyone who went to the games which is fantastic."

Nyree and Sascha's invites:

Sascha and Nyree in their suits:

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