HEREFORD'S Sascha Kindred has bowed out of the Paralympics in the best possible way by winning a gold medal in the S6 200m individual medley in a world record time.

Kindred, who initially thought he was disqualified from the final due to a "technical infringement", won in a time of 2:38.47.

The 38-year-old will now retire from the Paralympics following a remarkable 20 year career in which he has won an incredible 13 medals.

Kindred powered away from the opposition in the third leg to take the lead and never looked back.

Speaking to Channel 4 afterwards, Kindred said it had been a rollercoaster day.

"This morning I was disqualified, we put an appeal in, we won the appeal," he said.

"The judges saw something wrong, but we proved we did nothing wrong .

"To swim with a Brazilian in my race is amazing.

"Swimming in London, I wasn't happy with my medal - I was happy with my performance but I knew I had more in me.

"These last four years have been amazing.

"I've done PB (personal best) after PB in my medley.

"I will always have people to thank, from British Swimming to the National Lottery to my coach.

"For 17 years, I've been with Emma Patrick, she's been brilliant.

"Nyree and Ella [Sascha's wife and daughter] - I love you loads, I can't wait to come home and see you."