Paralympics Day 3 Preview: Sascha Kindred

Date of birth:

13 December 1977

Event:

100m Breaststroke (SB7) (11.40 & 20.08)

Hometown:

Belmont, Herefordshire

Paralympic history:

1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games

100m Breaststroke (SB7): silver

2000 Sydney Paralympic Games

100m Breaststroke (SB7): gold

200m Individual Medley (SM6): gold

4x50m Freestyle Medley (20pts): bronze

4x100m Medley Relay (34 pts): silver

2004 Athens Paralympic Games

100m Breaststroke (SB7): gold

200m Individual Medley (SM6): gold

4x50m Freestyle Relay (20pts): bronze

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

100m Breaststroke (SB7): gold

50m Butterfly (S6): bronze

200m Individual Medley (SM6): gold

The German-born Kindred is one half of Paralympics GB's 'golden couple' along with his wife Nyra. Kindred is one of the team's most experienced competitors, having made his debut in Atlanta in 1996. He is also one of the most successful with six golds already to his name. Kindred begins his campaign today by hoping to retain his 100m breastroke title. He has already spoken of his excitement at performing in front of his home crowd.

I'm very happy to be selected for my fifth Paralympic Games. Competing in the pool in March gave me a taste of how amazing the home crowd will be and I can't wait to see the seats full of people supporting the British team and cheering us on.

– Sascha Kindred