Kindred claims British title
1 Apr 2010
Sascha Kindred (Leominster) stormed to gold on the fourth day of competition at the British Gas Swimming Championships 2010 after beating Matt Walker in the men’s 50m Butterfly.
Kindred (S6) and Walker (S7, Marple) had excellent starts. Walker began pulling ahead but Kindred showed his strength to pull back the lead and touch ahead of his national team-mate.
Kindred touched the wall first in a time of 32.85 and secured a total of 823 points to win gold.
Walker won silver in a time of 33.08 and a total of 774 points. Mid Beds’ Sam Bradley (S7) won bronze after he touched in 37.79 and scored 519 points.
Louise Watkin, Claire Cashmore and Lauren Steadman, who all compete in the same category – S9, took to the water in the 100m Freestyle and looked hungry for success on the blocks.
Watkin (Kelly College) had an excellent start and turned first. The Paralympic medallist showed her talent to extend her lead and touch in a time of 1:04.46. She scored 851 points to win the gold.
Cashmore (City of Leeds) won silver with 797 points after finishing in 1:05.88 and Steadman (Kelly College) won bronze in 1:07.59 and a score of 738.
Kelly College’s Jan Langton won the women’s 50m Butterfly with an impressive performance that saw the S6 athlete finish in a time of 46.32 and a total of 572 points. Claire Warne (S6,Luton) finished second in a time of 51.00 and she scored a total of 428.