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Paul’s golden haul of three from three in Brazil
- Updated: April 30, 2014
London Paralympic medallist Kevin Paul is back from Brazil, with more medals and fresh inspiration, writes Mark Etheridge.
Port Elizabeth’s Paul was part of a 13-strong group of para-athletes who took part at the Brazil Open event in Sao Paulo.
He was just one of two swimmers, with Stellenbosch’s Hendri Herbst (also a London Paralympian), the other competitor.
Competing in the S9-10 classification, Paul participated in three breaststroke events during the event and was unbeaten in all his finals.
Still struggling to adapt back to the South African time zone, he told Road to Rio 2016: “The meet went really well and I came away with three golds, in the 50 and 100-metre breaststroke and the 200m Individual Medley.”
His 50m time was 29.98sec, his 100m time 1min 06.12 and the 200 IM stopped the clocks at 2:19.50.
“My 100 is a world’s best this season and the 50m was my personal best ever. It got me enough points to finish second in points for the male performance of the meet, just 0.09 points behind first place (Brazil’s Daniel Dias) so I’m very happy with how things ended up.”