'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, October 27, 2009

Watch Highlights of the European Swimming Championships on the BBC

That's right folks, if you can't get enough of Paralympic Swimming, the BBC have put together a highlights programme from the IPC European Swimming Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland, which will be shown on the 28th October between 12.20 and 01.10am.
So stay up late, set your Sky+ or even watch it on BBC iPlayer (will be on for one week) to see Sascha and the rest of the GB Paralympic Swim Team top the medal table in Iceland.
Click here for the link to the BBC page.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sascha and Nyree Enjoy Success at European Championship

Sascha and Nyree both enjoyed success at this weeks European Championships in Reykjavik, Icland, winning a total of five medals between them, with Sascha winning three Golds and one Silver medal and Nyree winning one Gold medal.

Nyree swam in her two favoured events, the 400M S6 Freestyle and the 100M S6 Backstroke. Although Nyree finished just outside the medals in the 400M Freestyle in fourth, she did swim a seasons best of 6:06.75 which was a good sign considering that training for both Sascha and Nyree hasn't been as intense this year so far. It was then a long wait until the final day of the Champoinships for Nyree's second race in the 100M S6 Backstroke. There were a few nerves before the race as there were a few new faces on the entry sheet which Nyree had not races against before. However, none proved to be trouble for Nyree as she powered home in a time of 1:27.22, just a shade outside her World Record of 1:26.90.

β€œI am really pleased with that performance,” Lewis said. β€œIt has been a really long week waiting for this and I really wanted to get in there and prove that I can come back from last year and get the times this year.”
The win was bittersweet for Nyree as although she again becomes European Champion in the event, she will not be able to defend her title at the World Championships later this year after narrowly missing the qualifying time earlier this year.


You can read more about Sascha's performances at http://www.saschakindred.com/.

For further news from the Championships go to http://www.britishswimming.org/.

Monday, October 19, 2009

IPC European Championships, Reykjavic, Iceland

Keep a look out for Sascha and Nyree at the European Championships this week.

You can find more information at the following websites:

Official Website: http://www.ifsport.is/ec2009/default.asp

Sascha's Website: www.saschakindred.com

BBC Disability Sport Coverage: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/8260749.stm

Schedule:

18th October - Nyree, 400M Freestyle
19th October - Sascha, 100M Breaststroke
21st October - Sascha, 200M Individual Medley
21st October - Sascha, 4x50M Freestyle Relay 20 points
22nd October - Sascha, 4x50 Medley Relay 20 points
23rd October - Sascha, 50M Butterfly
24th October - Nyree, 100M Backstroke
24th October - Sascha - 100M Backstroke

Coverage:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/disability_sport/6412941.stm