Sascha Kindred OBE
Swimming, 200m individual medley SM6, 100m breaststroke SB7 & 50m butterfly S6
Date and Place of Birth >
1977, Munster, Germany
Height > 188m
Weight > 73kg
Leominster Kingsfisher SC
Sascha’s first sporting success was winning seven gold medals at the junior championships in 1992; and then he was selected for the GB team in 1993.
Sascha has won a total of six Paralympic, nine World and eleven European Championship Gold medals (49 medals in total including silver and bronze).
He has represented Great Britain in four Paralympic Games (Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008) and has been selected to compete at London 2012.
In addition, he currently holds a number of British, European, Paralympic and World records.
He has cemented his place as one of Britain’s finest Paralympic swimmers of all time.
Sascha has received many accolades for his sporting achievements, not least an OBE in the 2009 New Year’s Honours List.
In addition, Sascha has twice been named Senior Sportsman of the Year by Herefordshire Council, has received an award for Outstanding Achievement by British Swimming and was voted Disabled Sportsperson of the Year 2007 in the BBC Midlands Sports Awards.
In total, Sascha has won over 350 medals and broken 20 British Records, two European Records and numerous World Records.
He is currently still the World Record holder in the 100M and 200M SB7 Breaststroke and 200M and 400M SM6 Individual Medley events. He is also the European Record holder in the 50M and 100M S6 Butterfly.
Read a full history of Sascha’s successes on his website.
Headline Result >
Golds (both new World Record times) – 100M SB7 Breaststroke and the 200M SM6 Individual Medley – Paralympic Games, Beijing – September 2008
Profile and website >
British Swimming profile for Sascha Kindred