Kindred leads the way in Rio with World Record Gold Medal
05 Dec 2009
The British Disability Swimming Team, powered by British Gas, won another four medals at the IPC Swimming World Championships (25m) in Rio de Janeiro yesterday including a World Championship crown for Sascha Kindred.
The Leominster Kingfisher swimmer took the Men’s 50m Butterfly S6 title in a World Record time of 31.38 from Spain’s David Vidal Fuster in 31.94 and Igor Plotnikov of Russia in 35.31.
Stephanie Millward (Swansea Performance) won silver in the Women’s 100m Backstroke S9. Gold went to Canadian Stephanie Dixon in a World Record time of 1:07.83, Millward touched in 1:09.66 and Ellie Victoria Cole of Australia took the bronze in 1:10.05.
In the Men’s 100m Backstroke S9 David Hill (Team Bath) swam to a podium finish in a final that saw a new World Record for gold medal winner Matthew John Cowdrey of Australia in 57.93. Jesus Collado of Spain took the silver in 1:01.57 and Hill finished with the bronze in 1:04.82.
Matt Walker (Marple) rounded off the British performances with a bronze medal in the Men’s 50m Butterfly S7. Gold went to Rusian Sadvaskov of Russiand Matthew John Levy of Australia took the silver