Kindred going for gold at Glasgow 2015

The British favourite will attempt to prove that he is still a force to be reckoned with in the men’s 200m individual medley SM6. 17 Jul 2015
A swimmer celebrates winning a medal

Great Britina's Sascha Kindred is one of the true legends of swimming, and is still one of the world's best at the age of 37.

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Kindred has the chance to boost the hosts’ gold medal count in this event, as the current world No.1.

Great Britain’s Sascha Kindred’s attempt to retain his men’s 200m individual medley SM6 world title will be one of the highlights of Friday (17 July) at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow.

Kindred has the chance to boost the hosts’ gold medal count in this event, as the current world No.1.

But Kindred was beaten by China’s Qing Xu at London 2012. When Xu is in form he is dangerous, as is his teammate Tao Zheng, and the pair have one gold medal each so far at Glasgow 2015.

Kindred, who is entering his seventh IPC Swimming World Championships since the very first took place in Valleta, Malta, in 1994, will be keen to show that he is not ready to hang up his goggles just yet.

Here are some other highlights from day five at Glasgow 2015.

Men’s 50m breaststroke SB3

The qualification times for this race make it very difficult to call who will emerge as the victor.

Spanish triple Worlds gold medallist Miguel Luque is just 0.01 seconds ahead of Japan’s reigning world champion Takayuki Suzuki. The Japanese swimmer is on the hunt for a gold medal for his country.

But the Netherlands Michael Schoenmaker is also in the mix, looking for his first medal of the competition.

All three men made up the podiums at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships and at London 2012, and when it comes to race day there will no doubt be an exciting conclusion.

Women’s 200m individual medley SM14

Russia’s Valeriia Shabalina has posted some excellent performances at Glasgow 2015, including breaking the world record in the heats and finals of the women’s 200m freestyle S14 on Wednesday (15 July).

That was British swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate’s most successful event, but she had to settle for silver.

Shabalina is one to beat in the 200m individual medley with the fastest qualification time, with Applegate as the current World No.2.

Watch out too for returning Dutch world champion Marlou van der Kulk and her teammate Magda Toeters, who won her first world title in the 100m breaststroke SB14 on the opening day of competition.

The 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships will feature around 580 of the world’s best swimmers from nearly 70 countries. The event is also the biggest qualification opportunity ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Tickets are still available from as little as GBP 10/15 for heats/finals. Children under 16 go free (terms and conditions apply).

Live coverage and results from all seven days will be shown at, and live updates posted to @IPCSwimming and