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Nyree Kindred nets a silver in a thrilling 100m backstroke final
9:12am Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
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- Nyree Kindred powers into S6100m backstroke final after setting Paralympic record in her heat
- Nyree takes silver and China's Lu Dong nets gold with a world record.
- Mirjam Koning-Peper of the Netherlands takes bronze.
- Huge reception for Nyree as she is presented with her medal
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Nyree spoke to Ian Morgan after the race. "I don't think anyone can ask for much more than a personal best and having had a year out after having a baby. I am so proud of myself and I could not have done it without the support of everyone in Herefordshire, Halo, thePoint4 and my coaching Emma Patrick. I have to thank so many people."
I am just getting my breath back after a thrilling hour at the aquatics centre. Nyree was very disappointed with the time she returned four years ago. But she was smiling tonight after her 1:26.23. There's a fantastic crowd in here tonight and they're cheering the swimmers.
A huge cheer for Nyree as she receives her silver medal. She takes a deep breath. What a day it has been for her. She holds her medal up for the tv camera.
@nyreekindredGB Congratulations on your silver medal! :) x #TeamKindred x— @deemontague 30 August 2012
Well done to @nyreekindredGB on getting a silver medal in the 100m backstroke. You go girl #TeamKindred— @podge1983 30 August 2012
Congratulations on the silver. A great achievement @nyreekindredGB— @MarkBowen71 30 August 2012
Silver in the pool for Brit Nyree Kindred! I have a feeling I'm going to struggle to keep up with the medal haul over the next 10 days...— @Ssh_EmsTalking 30 August 2012
Baby Ella will be proud of her mum. Nyree confirms Ella was in the crowd tonight. Nyree will be collecting her medal in the next 10 minutes.
I have just spoken to Nyree Kindred after her silver medal-winning performance. She was delighted and thanked everyone in Herefordshire for their support. It is a defeating atmosphere in the
aquatics centre. Incredible!
RT @TfLofficial: Congratulations to Nyree Kindred on @ParalympicsGB's first swimming medal for women’s S6 100m Backstroke— @ad_1980 30 August 2012
Using the fact that my house is empty to shout at the TV during Nyree Kindred's race. Great first day to the Paralympics. :D— @AmberSpiesGlass 30 August 2012
RT @josie_pearson: Amazing! A silver medal for @nyreekindredGB and #teamkindred— @carlab25 30 August 2012
Sports Minister Huw Lewis - "Well done to @nyreekindredGB on on her medal." #paralympics— @WelshGovernment 30 August 2012
Congrats to @MrsSarahStorey and @NyreeKindredGB for our first #paralympicsGB medals!— @himupnorth 30 August 2012
Well done @nyreekindredGB that was fantastic— @philmoore37 30 August 2012
@sport_wales @nyreekindredgb so proud and what an amazing race a personal best too— @rebecca7112000 30 August 2012
Nyree Kindred said that she can't really complain getting a personal best a year after having abby and has equalled what she achieved in Beijing. Well done Nyree - everyone in Herefordshire is proud of you! #TeamKindred
2nd silver for Team GB! Well done Nyree Kindred! :D #c4paralympics— @KTM4C 30 August 2012
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Nyree Kindred gets a silver medal in the women's 100m breaststoke with a time of 1:26.23
Nyree's big swim is almost here, just over half an hour to go
4:56pm Thu 30 Aug 12
Nyree, Good luck girl. I'm going to watch you do the 'swim' of your life this evening.
My very best wishes.
Fantastic news for Team GB! Sarah Storey has won Britain's first gold medal at the Paralympics in the women's C5 individual pursuit.
4 rows back from the pool for @nyreekindredGB gold medal challenge!! 😃 #amazingseats #teamkindred— @cbmthorpe 30 August 2012
Don't miss out on Nyree's swim, which kicks off at 5.38pm tonight. See it here http://paralympics.channel4.com/video/index.html
Just over one hour to go until the 100m final, which will see Nyree Kindred swimming for gold. Goodluck Nyree!
RT @benefittraining: Not long @nyreekindredGB @SashKindred until the 100m final. Everyone @thePoint4 is right behind you. I'm a nervous ...— @laveyred 30 August 2012
Well Team GB have their first medal!
Mark Colbourne has won silver in the men's cycling C123 1km time trial. What a great start to the Games today is turning out to be.
RT @tanyagilly: #Juners are very excited to be cheering #TeamKindred on in the swimming!! Good luck guys!! #GoParalympicGB— @lesley13775 30 August 2012
RT @josie_pearson: AMAZING @nyreekindredGB new PR record! Great start #teamkindred #TeamGB— @ablemag 30 August 2012
RT @gileslong: A great morning in the pool. GB swimmers firing on all cylinders. Buckle up for Nyree Kindred, Jon Fox & Hannah Russe ...— @BioEarsUK 30 August 2012
RT @Debidge: Woop woop go @nyreekindredGB #TeamKindred proud of you x— @kingswoodkicker 30 August 2012
I imagine Nyree's coach, Emma Patrick, will be giving her plenty of encouragement. Emma is a huge part of Team Kindred and I wonder whether she is wearing the special t-shirt. Ben Harwood, the fitness coach, is another key player.
Let's keep our fingers crossed that Nyree can regain her title tonight. She's worked so hard and deserves to triumph.
Wooo Paralympic record for @nyreekindredGB #teamkindred— @gracealexanderx 30 August 2012
Messages of congratulations and support for Nyree Kindred have been coming in thick and fast on social network sites such as Twitter, with one woman, Caroline De'ath, calling Nyree 'one amazing lady, wife and mummy'.
Nyree is on her way to a gold medal in the Paralympics despite only having given birth to baby Ella in June 2011.
Nyree told the Hereford Times back in February last year: "My target is for London and that’s always been my aim. It’s going to be hard juggling the baby as well – but if we can do it then all the better.”
“I am still really keen to go to London. There’s nothing better than competing at home. I will work really hard to try to get there.
“If I don’t get there, then at least I will have tried.”
Nyree, baby Ella and husband Sascha, who will compete in the 100m breaststroke on Saturday, can rest easy having made it this far. Let's hope they can go all the way to gold.
@britishswimming one amazing lady, wife and mummy, sascha & Ella must b so proud @nyreekindredGB #juners #teamkindred— @cazmarkai 30 August 2012
Nyree Kindred already doing Britain and Herefordshire proud by breaking Paralympic records :D #Paralympics #TeamKindred— @_amymscragg_ 30 August 2012
Nyree Kindred trending above Berbatov and Cheryl Cole... awesome! Find out more about her here: http://t.co/yP7bk3aP— @britishswimming 30 August 2012
Be sure to tune in to the Games tomorrow to see the GB Blind Football Team go against Spain with a 3.30pm kick-off.
Paralympics are amazing— @lisa_zahra 30 August 2012
Let's go Team GB at the Paralympics!!!! Good luck!!!!— @TomDaley1994 29 August 2012
New World Record for GB cyclist Sarah Storey in the Women's c5 category Individual Pursuit with a time of 3:32.170.
@nyreekindredGB Well done xxx— @vikki_moss 30 August 2012
Woohoo @nyreekindredGB you must be soooo pleased! Can't wait for the final. :) I'm sure Ella was cheering for her amazing mummy!— @AmyBabs7 30 August 2012
In another great victory for Team GB, 100m backstroke world champion Jonathan Fox sets the first world record of the London 2012 Paralympic Games by completing his swim in a record one minute 9.86 seconds.
Well done @nyreekindredGB so proud of you, good luck for tonight #teamkindred #juners— @bexandbrats 30 August 2012
RT @cazmarkai: Amazing doing her country proud @nyreekindredGB #juners #teamkindred #GoParalympicsGB— @Mrs_N_juners 30 August 2012
wow - am I reading this correctly, @ParalympicsGB - @nyreekindredGB sets a new Paralympic record? Sensational!— @thetimebank 30 August 2012
Looks like there will be lots of gold for our GB swimmers! @SashKindred @nyreekindredGB @ParalympicsGB #soproud— @vicki_trice 30 August 2012
Inspired by #paralympics but particularly @SashKindred & @nyreekindredGB - Good Luck to you both and all athletes in @TeamGB - Go #TeamGB !— @chocolatemole 30 August 2012
Matt Smith, the manager of Leominster Swimming Pool where Nyree and Sascha train, said: "“A number of our staff were watching it and will be watching the final.
“The public have been really supportive and have sent Sascha and Nyree a number of cards and there have been numerous messages left on our Facebook page – the public have definitely bought into it.
“Sascha and Nyree have received a great deal of support and have been training here ever since it opened six years ago.
“They are part of the fabric and the Halo family and we are really proud to be associated with them.”
#nyreekindred awesome!— @thetwatams 30 August 2012
@nyreekindred what a start. New paralympic record S6 in the pool. Looking sharp— @JonnyMogs 30 August 2012
#NyreeKindred you are an inspiration to people with CP well done— @ad_1980 30 August 2012
#Paralympics SO INSPIRING!!! WATCHING THE SWIMMING... YOU'RE AMAZING #NYREEKINDRED— @StyleSpill 30 August 2012
Let's hope Nyree can carry on in great form and bring back a gold medal for Great Britain. She'll be cheered on by our reporter Ian Morgan, who will be at the Paralympics tonight.
Go #NyreeKindred!! #Paralympics #swimming #TeamGB— @SarahEmilyKemp 30 August 2012
Stirling swim from #NyreeKindred + new world record! #Paralympics #Glory!!— @norskie_ke 30 August 2012
That's the heats over with, now to go for gold tonight at 5.38pm
Nyree's won! New Paralympic record at 1.27.96
And she's off in lane five! Goodluck Nyree!
Now talking about Nyree Kindred, back for her fourth games...almost time to go!
Good look @nyreekindredGB who competes in the 100m backstroke shortly #paralympics #london2012— @podge1983 30 August 2012
@HTnewsroom wishing Nyree Kindred the best of luck in the pool today.— @BroomePaul 30 August 2012
It's almost time...
Don't miss Nyree's swim - see all the live coverage here http://paralympics.channel4.com/video/index.html
SWIMMING. Nyree Kindred will be the first Briton in the pool (9.42am) as she aims to regain the 100m backstroke title she lost in Beijing.— @SHUlifeSport 30 August 2012
Excitement and nerves are building for Nyree Kindred as the Hereford swimmer prepares for the heats that start at 9.39am this morning.
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