'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!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

British National Swimming Championships

Sascha swam in his first competition of the year today at the British National Championships in Sheffield, competing against his fellow Paralympic team mates and other British athletes in the Multi Disibility 100M Breaststroke.
Sascha took the gold medal in the event in a time of 1:25.57 and took 886 points ahead of Dave Ellis in the S13 category who finished in a time of 1:11.74 scoring a total of 731 points.
Multi Disability races are often held when there are fewer athletes in the field and thus it is the closest to the World Record in their specific category that wins.
Speaking after his race Sascha said, "I'm pretty happy with my swim, especially as I've not been in full training yet. It's definitely no where near my best, but I'm sure that'll come later in the year before the Europeans."
Sascha now turns his attention to tomorrow's 200M Individual Medley race, also a Multi Disability event.

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