Ollie Hynd Wins Gold and Breaks the World Record. He won the top medal in the S8 400m freestyle and smashed the world record.
The 21-year-old from Kirkby-in-Ashfield blew the rest of the world out of the water on his way to victory in a new world record time on the first day of competition at the Games.
His parents were there in the Aquatics Centre in Brazil as he shattered his own world record in the final, winning in 4:21.89 to top the silver medal he won in this event at London 2012.
“It’s amazing,” he said. “I don’t think there’s a day gone by that I’ve not thought about the 400 in London and how disappointed I was after that race, so it’s kind of righted those wrongs tonight.
His fantastic win added to the medals rush for Team GB at the Paralympics. Congratulations! What great news.
Ollie’s aim is to help inspire others. He started swimming when he was 9. From then on his ambition was to win medals. He was born with a condition called Neuro Muscular Myopathy. In simple terms weakens his muscles.
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