IPC World's 2006 Day 3

By Rhys Roberts - December 5 2006
IPC World's 2006 Day 3

IPC World Swimming Championships 2006 - Day 3

Itís been a good day for our former Dragons D.S.C. swimmers at the IPC World Championships in Durban. Dragons Coach David Roberts added silver to his collection as part of the Menís 34 Point 4x100m Individual Medley Relay team, alongside Callum Lawson, James Crisp and David Hill. The race was won by Australia with USA taking the Bronze. Gareth Duke took Gold in the Menís SB6 100m Breaststroke setting a new World Record 1:27.04. This is especially impressive for ĎDukeyí as he spent a large part of the season out of the water this year of a kidney transplant. Liz Johnson took Gold in the Womenís SB6 100m Breaststroke in a new World Record time of 1:40.83. Liz was also part of the team that took Gold in the Womenís 20 point 4x50m Freestyle Relay in a team which also featured Jane Stidever, Fran Williamson and Natalie Jones.


Former Dragons DSC Swimmers Gareth Duke and Liz Johnson


Elsewhere in the pool, GB had a great night with the medals coming flowing in. Sascha Kindred broke a World Record while defending his Menís SB7 100m Breaststroke in a time of 1:22.77. Danielle Watts won Gold and smashed the World Record in the Womenís S1 200m Freestyle in a time of 6:03.90. Kenny Cairns won the Menís S3 200m Freestyle, clinching the gold in a time of 3:54.28. Welsh based swimmer Anthony Stephens took Gold in the Menís S5 200m Freestyle in a time of 2:48.45.


There were also three more silver medals in the pool tonight with Fran Williamson in Womenís S3 200m Freestyle, Jim Anderson in the Menís S2 200m Freestyle, and the Womenís 34 point Individual Medley Relay team of Kate Grey, Claire Cashmore, Rachael Latham and Louise Watkin rounding off a great night for Britain with a medal total of 7 Golds and 4 Silvers.