Triple Paralympic bronze medal winner, Claire Cashmore, last week again displayed that she’s well on the road to success in 2012, with an historic triple medal haul at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven. It proved to be a hugely successful trip for Team GB, but especially for Claire who returned home with 3 silver medals to add to her already impressive list of honours.
In a highly competitive field in the 100m Breaststroke SB8, Claire pushed the Paralympic Gold medallist, Olesya Vladykina, all the way to the finish. Her impressive performance did however see her beat off competition from the Beijing Silver medalist, Paulina Wozniak. Four days later Claire returned to the pool, successfully bringing home the British team, including two time Paralympic gold medallist Elie Simmonds, to earn the silver medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay. Only a new world record from the American team stood between the girls and the gold medal.
Claire’s hat-trick of medals was secured later in the week in the 4x100m medley race where Great Britain performed above all expectations, again gaining a deserved silver medal. She gave an outstanding performance, swimming one of the quickest legs of the race in 1:13.94.
Her success in Eindhoven once again magnifies Claire’s position as one of Team GB’s stand-out medal hopes in the lead up to the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, the two year mark to which is just around the corner, on August 29th.Tweet