IPC World's 2006 - Day 6

By Rhys Roberts - December 7 2006
IPC World's 2006 - Day 6

IPC World Swimming Championships 2006 - Day 6

Great Britain finished top of the medals table at the IPC World Swimming Championship as they recorded a final flourish of medals on the last day at the Kings Park Aquatic Centre in Durban, South Africa. Britain finished with a total of 24 Gold, 14 Silver and 14 Bronze. Welsh swimmers who all once swam for the Dragons D.S.C. made up 10 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze out of this total.

 

Dragons Coach David Roberts has won his fourth Gold medal of the 2006 IPC World Swimming Championships in Durban, on the last day of competition. He won the S7 50m Freestyle in a time just outside of the World Record. World Record holder Matt Walker was surprisingly beaten into Bronze medal with American swimmer Lantz Lamback separating the two British rivals in silver position. David then swam in the S7 50m Butterfly finishing seventh in a race won by Rong Tian of China.

 

David Roberts MBE

 

Danielle Watts won her fourth Gold medal of the Championships by winning the Womenís S1 100m Freestyle. Kenny Cairns claimed his second Gold of the championships by winning the S3 100m Freestyle. Jim Anderson picked up a third Silver in the S2 100m Freestyle.

 

The British Womenís 20 point 4x50m Medley Relay team won Gold with a team made up of former Dragons swimmer Liz Johnson, alongside Fran Williamson, Natalie Jones and Jane Stidever with the quartet clocking a time of 3:28.97. The Menís 20 point 4x50m Medley Relay set a new British Record of 2:51.59 while claiming the Bronze with a team also made up of a former Dragons swimmer Gareth Duke, Kenny Cairns, Sascha Kindred and Swansea based swimmer Anthony Stephens. Stephens also claimed a bronze in the S5 100m Freestyle in a time of 1:17.18. Sascha Kindred also picked up a Bronze in the S6 50m Butterfly in a time of 34.01.