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World Transplant Games joy for Wendy

PUBLISHED: 14:20 06 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:29 03 March 2010

IPSWICH swimmer Wendy Baker has set the World Transplant Games alight – and it's all down to Sidney the kidney.

Since Sidney arrived through a kidney transplant operation nearly six years ago, Baker has competed in three Transplant Games, but this was her biggest medal haul yet.

IPSWICH swimmer Wendy Baker has set the World Transplant Games alight – and it's all down to Sidney the kidney.

Since Sidney arrived through a kidney transplant operation nearly six years ago, Baker has competed in three Transplant Games, but this was her biggest medal haul yet.

Baker, 46, of Congreve Road, won four gold medals and two silver at the games in Kobe, Japan.

She took gold medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle and the 50m breaststroke and silver in the 100m breastroke and 4 x 50m medley relay.

"I am so pleased. It was wonderful to win something tangible to show to all the people who have supported me," she said.

Baker underwent the operation at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after years of dialysis and treatment.

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