Oliver Hynd

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Oliver Hynd MBE
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Hynd with his Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award in February 2015
Personal information
Born (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 21)
Education Ashfield School
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Country  United Kingdom
Sport swimming
Disability class S8/SM8/SB8
Club Nova Centurion Swim Club, Mansfield
Coached by Glenn Smith

Oliver William Hynd MBE, known as Ollie,[1] (born 27 October 1994 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire)[2] is a British swimmer. He competes in the Paralympics as a class 8 swimmer, having neuromuscular myopathy and associated limb deformities.[3]

Hynd made his international debut at the 2011 IPC European Championships where he won the 200 m individual medley, setting a new European record.[4] In the 400 m freestyle, he finished in second place just behind older brother Sam.[5]

Hynd won a gold medal in SM8 200m individual medley at Paralympics 2012.[6]

He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to swimming.[7][8]

In 2015, Hynd was awarded the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year accolade at the Nottinghamshire Sports Awards for the second year in a row.[1]

At the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games in 2016, Hynd won the gold medal in his opening event, the 400 m freestyle S8, beating the world record in the final, held on 8 September.[9] He repeated the feat in his closing event, winning gold and setting a new world record in the 200 m individual medley SM8.[10]

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  1. ^ a b Ollie Hynd wins Disabled Sportsperson of the Year at Nottinghamshire Sports Awards Chad (local newspaper), 5 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015
  2. ^ GRO reference: November 1994, Register Number A16D, District and SubDistrict 6871A, Entry Number 119
  3. ^ "Oliver Hynd". Channel 4. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Kelly, Tom (29 August 2012). "Brothers who grew up to be their own biggest rivals: Sam and Oliver Hynd to go head to head for gold in 400m swimming freestyle". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mother's pride for swimming sons Sam and Oliver Hynd". BBC News Online. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Paralympics 2012: Oliver Hynd wins sixth GB swimming gold". Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 25. 29 December 2012.
  8. ^ [1] Cabinet Office
  9. ^ "Men's 400m Freestyle — S8". Rio 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Men's 200m Individual Medley — SM8 Final". Rio 2016. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.