'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!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

British Gas ASA Youth Championships Update

This week see's Nyree and Sascha compete at the ASA Youth Championships in Multi Disability Events in Sheffield. I'll be posting details of how they swam here as soon as I can.
Tuesday 28th:
Today saw Sascha finish second in the 200M Multi Disability Individual Medley in a time of 2:44.44. Sascha finished second to Daniel Pepper (S14 classification) who set a few British Record in his classification and was closer to the S14 classification World Record, thus earning him more points than Sascha to win gold.
It was a decent swim for Sascha though who was only two seconds off his own world record in the SM6 category, a good sign of consistency with the European and World Championships taking place later this year.
Wednesday 29th:
Sascha swam a PB in this morning's heats of the 100M MD Freestyle with a time of 1.13.25. This is again great news as it's not one of Sascha's favoured events, yet bodes well, especially for the 200M SM6 Individual Medley which includes 50M Freestyle.
Thursday 30th:
Sascha won the 100M Multi Disability Breastroke in a time of 1:25.68 today. The time was just over three seconds off the World Record mark set at last year's Paralympic Games and earnt Sasch gold ahead of Mathew Whorwood and Daniel Pepper.
More results from the Championships will be posted as they come in.
For more information visit: British Swimming

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sascha and Fiancé Nyree Lewis Appointed County Ambassadors for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Sascha and his fiance Nyree Lewis were officially appointed County Ambassadors for Herefordshire and Worcestershire County today as part of the County's drive to inspire young athletes within the region.
The Worcestershire and Herefordshire Olympic and Paralympic Group will be launching their 2012 Olympic Ambassador Group this autumn and Sascha, Nyree and the Hereford-based England and Great Britain blind football team will be among the county's ambassadors.
Having lived and trained in Hereford for the last three years, Sascha and Nyree have become well known within the county having appeared at various events and picked up numerous awards for their sporting achievements.
Speaking of his appointment Sascha said, "I'm delighted to be able to help the Olympic and Paralympic Group promote sport to young athletes and hope that we can help inspire them to become the next generation of sporting superstars."
Nyree said, "To be selected as an ambassador to represent our county is great. We are in a privileged position so we are pleased to be able to help in any way we can."