Interview with Ollie Hynd
Ollie Hynd competes in the Paralympics as a class 8 swimmer, having neuromuscular myopathy and associated limb deformities.
Hynd made his international debut at the 2011 IPC European Championships where he won the 200m IM setting a new European record. In 400m freestyle, he finished in second place just behind older brother Sam.
Hynd won a gold medal in SM8 200m IM at Paralympics 2012.
He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to swimming.
At the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games in 2016, Hynd won the gold medal in his opening 400m freestyle S8 event, beating the world record in the final. He also won gold and set a new world record in the 200m IM SM8.
Listen to Bob Ballard's interview with Paralympic & World Swimming Champion Ollie (Aug 2017).