'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, 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/.


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