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Sascha Kindred wins silver medal at London 2012 Paralympics
9:40am Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
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- Former champion Sascha Kindred broke his own record in the 200m IM-SM6 but has to settle for a silver medal.
- Winner Xu Qing of China sets a new world record
RT @SashKindred: Here's a photo of me after the medal ceremony. #Proud http://t.co/aCiEylp4— @trekkerdean 04 September 2012
Mega proud of my amazing husband tonight. @SashKindred— @nyreekindredGB 03 September 2012
Sascha Kindred waves to the crowd as he receives his silver medal.
Like a true champion, Sascha has already said 'well done' to the XU Quing.
"I did my personal best on the biggest stage of my life," said Sascha Kindred, who will receive his silver medal in the next 10 minutes.
That was a brilliant swim from Hereford's Sascha Kindred.
He swam a personal best and broke his own record.
But China's Xu Quing broke the world record to take gold.
Well done Sascha - you're on the podium and we're proud of you.
@C4Paralympics @sashkindred was absolutely amazing..#teamkindred all the way u and nyree r just amazing and have #juner power behind you— @BloomfieldMegan 03 September 2012
Took w/r from China's Xu Quing to beat @SashKindred who also beat own w/r. Can't ask for more. #Paralympic legend & Herefordshire's finest!— @mattteale 03 September 2012
@SashKindred Congratulations! Me and mum were cheering all the way :)— @Ellie_van_Vuren 03 September 2012
SILVER! @sashkindred wins silver in the Men’s S6 200m Individual Medley #GoParalympicsGB— @uk_sport 03 September 2012
1. Xu Qing(China) 2:38.63 - demolishes Sasha's record by 3 seconds
2. Sascha Kindred(GB) 2:41.5 (personal best)
3. Zheng Tao(China) 2:47.5
Fantastic effort - silver for Sascha - beaten by a new world record.
Sascha 's just walked out into a buzzing Aquatics centre...
Just a couple of minutes to go - all eyes on Sascha now...
RT @thePoint4: Good luck to thePoint4's very own @SashKindred, competing in the 200m individual medley final at 5.30pm - We'll all be ch ...— @HerefordSFC 03 September 2012
@SashKindred good luck :-)— @robertsmummy74 03 September 2012
To update, Sascha Kindred will go for a fourth consecutive Paralympic SM6 200m Individual Medley gold after qualifying fastest from the heats.
The world record holder eased through his heat in 2:44.29 to book lane four for the final.
And while he missed out on the defence of his SB7 100m Breaststroke title earlier in the week, Kindred admitted the support he received had inspired him to bounce back today.
“I was a bit disappointed with Saturday so I had to focus on picking myself up to be strong for today,” said Kindred.
“I had lots of good luck messages from parents of kids with my disability who have said I’m a role model for them.
“And those kind of messages have really helped me pick myself back up again and helped me perform today.”
Great video interview here with Nyree Kindred, who got a silver medal in the 100m backstroke. Video courtesy of Paul Smith from Sportsbeat.
Well done @SashKindred who won his heat in the 200m individual medley. Hope you get a medal that you deserve in the final.— @podge1983 03 September 2012
After winning his heat, Sascha Kindred said: "I have nothing to prove to anyone, only myself."
Woohoo @SashKindred through to the final tonight its at 5.30 everyone watch that's an order !!!! #teamkindred #paralympics #superhuman— @jothomas1005 03 September 2012
@sashkindred good luck in final insperational to us all— @lwolverson 03 September 2012
@jothomas1005 @SashKindred he was incredible! and i can now watch it because my coach can't do training tonight! :D— @N_Marshy93 03 September 2012
Stage 1 complete as @SashKindred goes though as fastest qualifier!! Being on the final at 5:30! #teamkindred #superfans— @cbmthorpe 03 September 2012
@SashKindred well done in ure heat and good luck tonight x— @Joeteb 03 September 2012
Great swim from Hereford's Sascha Kindred!!— @MarkHalliwell1 03 September 2012
Sascha Kindred clocked a time of 2:44.29 to storm into the final as the fastest qualifer.
Sascha Kindred wins heat 2 in the 200m individual medley to go into the final. Can he grab his first medal of the London 2012 Games? Find out from about 5.30pm.