Kindred secures second gold in Sheffield
7th April 2012
Sascha Kindred walked away with his second gold of the competition on day two of the British International Disability Championships.
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Competing in the Men’s MC 100m breaststroke, the reigning SB7 Paralympic champion was head and shoulders above the competition, touching in a time just outside his own European record of 1:22.18.
Slicing more than a second off his heat swim, Kindred ultimately touched home in 1:23.27 for 948 points.
Scott Quin (SB14) joined Kindred on the podium, lowering his heat time by a second to touch in 1.11.11 and pinch the bronze medal.
Following closely in sixth was SB5 swimmer James O’Shea who, touching in 1.38.25 for 808 points, ducked below the Paralympic qualification time for the first time.
Also competing in the 100m Breaststroke final were S14 Aaron Moores (1.11.83), S13 David Ellis (1.10.20) and S14 Daniel Pepper (1.12.31), who finished eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.
Benjamin Procter was the second Brit to walk away with a gold medal in Sheffield as he won the Men’s MC 100m freestyle.
The S14 swimmer went 0.3 seconds faster than his heat swim, storming to a 56.28 and gaining 949 points. The 100m is not a qualification event for his classification, but Procter will look to impress again in day three’s 200m Free.
S14 Jessica-Jane Applegate came out glorious from the Women’s MC 100m freestyle, taking silver with 1011 points (1.02.58). Like Proctor, Applegate cannot qualify in this event.
In the same race, S6 Eleanor Simmonds placed third with an impressive swim, within one second of her own World Record.
Shocked Simmonds touched in 1.16.82 to earn herself 968 points, while S12 Hannah Russell placed fifth in 1.02.70, pulling her heat time down by almost a second.
Just over a second shy of her best (1.02.13), S13 Rhiannon Henry finished in seventh and 0.04 seconds within the Paralympic qualification time.
In the Women’s MC 100m Breaststroke, Elizabeth Johnson and Charlotte Henshaw faced disappointment after their solid swims left them just outside the tough SB6 qualification time.
Johnson touched in 1.42.64 (805 points) while Henshaw followed with 1.44.03 as they finished ninth and 10th overall.
Meanwhile, Amberley Hoar (S14) was fifth in 1:23.88 and Nicole Lough (S14) was seventh in 1:24.26.
SB3 swimmers Lyndon Longhorne and Danielle Bailey bagged a bronze each after competing in the Men’s and Women’s MC 50m breaststroke, respectively.
Longhorne finished 0.2 seconds faster than his entry time in 1.02.35 while Bailey touched in 1.40.93 for her medal.