Oliver Hynd 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.
The S8 swimmer impressed later in the year at the IPC European Championships in Berlin, achieving gold in 200m Individual Medley as well as 400m Freestyle silver and 100m Backstroke bronze.
Oliver Hynd Profile
|Date of Birth||27th October 1994|
|Classification||S8, SB8, SM8|
Hynd added IPC World Championship gold medals over 400m Free and 200m IM in Montreal in 2013 and was also appointed MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to swimming.
|Long Course 100m Freestyle||1:01.70||2011|
|Long Course 400m Freestyle||4:27.67||2013|
|Long Course 100m Butterfly||1:07.11||2011|
|Long Course 100m Backstroke||1:05.10||2013||BR|
|Long Course 200m Individual Medley||2:22.76||2013||ER|
|Paralympic Games||400m Freestyle (S8)||2012||4:27.88||SILVER|
|100m Backstroke (S8)||1:08.35||BRONZE|
|100m Butterfly (S8)||1:07.62||12th|
|200m Individual Medley (SM8)||2:24.63||GOLD|
|IPC World Championships||400m Freestyle (S8)||2013||4:27.67||GOLD|
|100m Backstroke (S8)||1:05.10||BRONZE|
|200m Individual Medley (SM8)||2:22.76||GOLD|
|IPC European Championships||400m Freestyle (S8)||2011||4:32.16||SILVER|
|100m Backstroke (S8)||1:07.95||BRONZE|
|100m Butterfly (S8)||1:07.11||7th|
|200m Individual Medley (SM8)||2.25.75||GOLD|
|British Championships||SM8 200m Individual Medley||2014||2:26.49||GOLD|
|MC 400m Freestyle||2013||4:31.13||BRONZE|
|MC 400m Freestyle||2012||4:28.62||SILVER|
|British Para-Swimming International Meet||MC 200m Individual Medley||2014||2:26.07||SILVER|
|British International Disability Championships||MC 400m Freestyle||2013||4:30.65||SILVER|
|MC 100m Backstroke||1:07.16||4th|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2:26.40||4th|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2012||2:29.79||6th|
|MC 400m Freestyle||2011||4:37.79||8th|
In the Pool
Favourite events: 400m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley.
Finest ever performance: The 200m IM final at trials for the European Championships - I qualified fastest in the S8 200m IM for the Europeans.
First senior international meet: IPC Swimming European Championships 2011.
Role models: Michael Phelps and Matt Walker.
Aspirations: To get to the podium at the London 2012 Paralympic Games!
Out of the Pool
Tip for the top: Train smart and don't give up.
If I wasn't a swimmer: I'd be a table tennis player!
Describe yourself in three words: Tough, focused and driven.
Most prized possesion: My Ipad.