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Full name  Sascha Kindred
Paralympic Games  6
Nationality  British
World Championships  8

Sport  Swimming
Name  Sascha Kindred
Club  Leominster Kingfisher
Height  1.88 m
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Born  13 December 1977 (age 38) (1977-12-13) Munster, Germany

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Sascha Kindred, CBE (born 13 December 1977 in Münster, Germany) is a British swimmer who has competed in six Summer Paralympic Games, winning thirteen medals.


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Early life


Born in Germany, Kindred moved to Britain at the age of 3. He began swimming for a club at the age of 11. He attended Mossley Hollins High School and Kaskenmoor secondary school for a short period of time before going into training at local swimming clubs such as Oldham.

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Kindred has cerebral palsy, which affects the right side of his body. He competes in the S6 (butterfly), SM6 (medley) and SB7 (breaststroke) classifications.

Paralympic career

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Sascha is one of the most successful Paralympic athletes ever, taking part in 6 Paralympic Games.

Kindred first competed at the Paralympic Games in Atlanta 1996 and won a silver medal in the 100 m breaststroke SB7. In May 2016 it has been announced that he will be representing Great Britain once more, and for the 6th time, in the Paralympic Games in Rio later in the year.

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At the 2000 games in Sydney, Kindred won two gold medals, a silver, and a bronze. He described the games as his biggest sporting achievement so far.


In the 2004 Athens Paralympics, Kindred won two gold medals, successfully defending the 100 m breaststroke SB7 and 200 m individual medley SM6 titles he had won in Sydney. He also won a bronze medal in the 4×50 m freestyle 20 pts.

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Kindred won his fifth Paralympic gold in the 200 m individual medley SM6 at the 2008 Games in Beijing, where he set a new world record time of 2:49.19 and earned the title for the third consecutive year. He then won a second gold of the games, six titles overall, and set another world record of 1:22.18 in the 100 m breaststroke SB7. The third medal he won was a bronze in the 50 m butterfly S6. He went on to his fifth Paralympic Games in London where he won a silver medal in the 200m IM in a time of 2:41.50

In addition to his success in the Paralympics, Kindred has won 19 medals (9 gold) at IPC World Championships, 24 medals (9 gold) at European Championships, and a gold medal at the 2006 Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.

Personal life

Kindred's wife is fellow British Paralympic gold medal winning swimmer Nyree Lewis. Together the pair, who live in Herefordshire, are known as the "golden couple" of British disability swimming.

He includes amongst his sporting heroes Eric Cantona, Michael Johnson and Carl Lewis, and is a supporter of Manchester United.

Kindred was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to swimming.


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