SWIMMING legend Sascha Kindred is one of the most successful Paralympic athletes ever and has now competed in six Games.

He made his debut 20 years ago at Atlanta where he won a silver medal in the SM7 100m breaststroke.

However it wasn't until four years later at the Sydney Games when Kindred really started making his mark.

The 38-year-old won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze and his legacy was starting to build.

More success followed at the Athens Games in 2004, with Kindred getting his hands on two more gold medals – successfully defending his 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley titles.

Kindred won his fifth Paralympic gold in the 200m individual medley at the Beijing Games in 2008, where he set a new world record time of 2:49.19.

Another gold was achieved in the 100m breaststroke with another world record time.

Kindred was favourite to win gold in the SM6 200m individual medley at his home Games in London four years ago, but had to settle for silver.

However, he made up for that disappointment by smashing another world record at Rio to win his seventh gold medal.

In addition to his success in the Paralympics, Kindred has won 19 medals, including nine gold, at the IPC World Championships, 24 medals (nine gold) at the European Championship sand a gold medal at the 2006 Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.