Ollie Hynd MBE is a Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth Champion – as such, he is one of the few athletes in history to hold all of those titles at the same time.
Ollie claimed gold, silver and bronze on his Paralympic debut at London 2012, where he raced alongside his brother Sam. The brothers competed against each other in the 200m individual medley SM8 and the 400m freestyle S8.
In the Rio cycle Ollie has consistently claimed a podium place at major championships and in 2015 he also broke his brother’s long-standing world record for the 400m freestyle S8, which Sam had set at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. With his sights set on his second Paralympic Games in Rio, Ollie went on to win a hat-trick of gold medals at the 2016 Swimming World Championships in Funchal, Portugal.
Hynd first swam on to the world scene in 2011, securing a spot at his first major championships with his performances at the British International Disability Swimming Championships in Sheffield. He went on crown his breakthrough season by winning three medals on his European Championship debut, including gold in the 200m individual medley SM8.
He was appointed MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to swimming.
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