December 2 - Britain tonight claimed another 12 medals, including four gold and a world record for Sascha Kindred (pictured), on the fourth day of the IPC World Short Course Swimming Championship in Rio de Janeiro.


Kindred lowered his own world record on his way to victory in the men's SM6 100 metres individual medley to put his competition medal tally at two gold medals.
Kindred, who won gold in the 200m individual medley yesterday, got off to an aggressive start and went straight into the lead.
The multi-Paralympic gold medallist extended his lead and touched in a time of 1min 14.67sec to take a second off his world record.
Kindred said: "That was much better than yesterday although it was tough tonight.

"Breaking the 1:15 barrier has been an aim of mine for some time and I am chuffed to have done that in these conditions.
"I still have half the meet left but I have two gold medals under my belt and I think the competition is going to plan so far."
Silver went to Sweden's Anders Ollson in 1:21.40 and South Africa's Tadhg Slattery won bronze in a time of 1:25.48.
Eleanor Simmonds won her fourth gold medal of the Championships in the women’s S6 50m freestyle and took a second off the world record.
Simmonds timed her race perfectly but was pushed all the way by team-mate Natalie Jones and the double Paralympic champion touched home in a time of 36.68sec to win the gold.

Jones won the silver in 37.68 and the bronze was won by Norway's Sarah Rung in 40.56.

Simmonds said: "That race was okay for me.

"I just wanted to get in there and race hard and it was great. I did want to go faster but it didn’t happen tonight."

The roles were reversed as Britain claimed all of the podium places in the women's SM6 100m individual medley.

It is the second time in the event that Jones, Simmonds and Elizabeth Johnson have shared the honours.
Jones got off to the best start of the British athletes but turned in second place behind Russia's Anastasia Diodorova at the 25m mark.

Jones looked in a strong position throughout the race and she turned in first place for the final 25m.
Simmonds was closing on her as the race entered the freestyle leg but Jones hung on and touched in a time of 1:30.85 to win the gold, 0.21 ahead of Simmonds.
Jones said: "I am feeling pretty good right now.

"I am really pleased to have won gold tonight.

"I knew I had to work hard in that race and I just pushed myself.
"I know I am in good shape because I have worked really hard on my fitness throughout the year and I am so happy that it has paid off."
Johnson saw off Diodorova to win the bronze in 1:32.69.
The men's S7 50m freestyle saw Matthew Walker (pictured) lower the world record after touching for gold in a time of 27.28.
Walker started the race excellently and turned in the lead.

He showed a strong back end to the race to win the gold.
Walker said: "That was a great swim,.

"It really makes up for Sheffield [at the British Championships] last week where I was disqualified but that is in the past.
"I am a sprinter and it was tough with some of the swimmers being re-classified but I did it and it is great."

Australia's Matthew Levy won the silver in a time of 28.03 and the bronze went to America's Wagner Silva in 30.98.

Walker also won bronze in the men's 100m individual medley after finishing in a time of 1:15.20.

Gold was won by Levy in a world record time of 1:11.32.

Croatia's Mihovil Spanja took silver in 1:13.40.

Stephanie Millward claimed silver in the women's S9 400m freestyle in a race that saw the world record broken.

Millward touched in a time of 4:39.18 to win her medal and break the European and British record.
Canada's Stephanie Dixon won the gold in a world record time of 4:38.84 and Australia's Ellie Cole took bronze in 4:42.48.

The men's S10 400m freestyle saw Robert Welbourn win silver in a time of 4:02.76 to lower the European and British record.

Gold went to Andre Esteves in a world record time of 3:54.54 and bronze was taken by America’s Joe Wise in 4:07.99.

Claire Cashmore claimed silver in the women’s SB8 100m breaststroke after putting in a strong performance.

Cashmore touched in 1:19.96 to take the British record and second place behind Russia's Olesya Vladykina who touched in 1:15.54.

Bronze went to Poland's Paulina Wozniak in 1:21.69.
Joe Taylor, the performance analyst for Britain's team, said: "It has been another successful day for the team tonight.

"We had some great performances which led to four gold medals.

"The team have been competing well and seeing a full podium was great.

"Also, seeing Matt's reaction at the end of his race was inspiring for the whole team."