Transplant games silver for Clare

A SWIMMER who had a kidney transplant six years ago is celebrating after winning three silver medals at the British Transplant Games.

Clare Balbi competed in the 50m, 100m, and 200m front crawl races at the event in Coventry at the end of July, beating her personal bests at each distance by 7, 14 and 6 seconds respectively.

Clare said: “It was an amazing event and it was fantastic to meet all the people like me who have had transplants, and the amazing things that can be achieved.

“I had the best time, making memories for life, and will be planning to compete again next year.” 

Clare received a kidney from her mother, who was found to be a match, in an operation at Southmead Hospital.