Kindred and Procter add to British golden tally
9 April 2011
Sascha Kindred and Ben Procter added to Great Britain’s gold medal tally on the second day of competition of the British International Disability Swimming Championships in Sheffield.
Kindred, who broke his own SM6 world record to win the 200m Individual Medley on day one, looked dominant throughout the final of the 100m Breaststroke to take the victory.
The breaststroke event has moved on and the bar has been raised so it will be tough to defend in London.
The SB7 swimmer touched in a time of 1:23.68 and won the gold with a total of 934 points.
The Paralympic Champion didn’t swim the 100m Breaststroke throughout 2010 and admitted he was encouraged by his winning return.
“I’m happy with that,” Kindred said. “It was a strong swim again and similar to yesterday now I’m looking forward to Berlin.
"I wanted to focus on the Medley and the Fly at last year’s worlds. The Breaststroke event has moved on and the bar has been raised so it is going to be a tough one to defend in London.”
Silver went to Christoph Burkard (SB6, Germany) who secured 914 points after finishing in 1:27.71 while Great Britain’s SB14 world champion Daniel Pepper took bronze with a time of 1:11.13 for 814 points.
The men’s 100m Freestyle saw Ben Procter (S14) win the gold medal with an impressive total of 964 points.
World medallist Procter swam a perfectly timed race to secure his win with a time of 56.02.
“It was a good race,” Procter said. “The 100m Freestyle isn’t in the Paralympics but the 200m is and I’m looking forward to swimming that tomorrow.
"I’m working hard towards the Europeans right now so hopefully I can perform well in Berlin.”
Brazil’s Daniel Dias (S5) won the silver after touching the wall in 1:11.48 and a total of 949 points. The bronze was taken by Andre Esteves (S10, Brazil) with a score of 926.
World bronze medallist Rhiannon Henry (S13) swam to bronze in the women’s 100m Freestyle with a time of 1:01.99 and a total of 856 points.
Jessica Applegate (S14) claimed the British team’s final medal of the night, racing home in 29.50 for 945 points to secure bronze in the 50m Freestyle.
Natalie Massey (S14) just missed out on a medal in the 100m Breaststroke after touching in fourth place with a time of 1:24.72.