Hynd lands second gold at IPC Euros 2016May 4, 2016
Nova Centurion’s Ollie Hynd landed his second gold medal at the IPC Swimming European Championships 2016 with victory in the SM8 200m Individual Medley in Madeira.
The Paralympic champion took charge of the race from the off and put a second between himself and the rest of the field as they entered the final 50m, ultimately touching in a time of 2:25.90 to retain his title for the second time.
“I’m a little bit disappointed with the time but sometimes it’s about getting in and racing as fast as you can,” said Hynd.
“It’s special to have claimed the title again. It’s the third time in a row now that I have got that European title in that event. I’m happy with the result overall.
“I’ve got a lot of things I need to work on now going forward but it’s going to keep me motivated for the future. There are a few technical things I need to work on in that race so I’m going to go back and work on that going forward.”
There were also two silver medals claimed on day two, the first coming from IPC world champion Jessica-Jane Applegate of UEA Norwich, who swam 1:07.03 for a second place finish in the S14 100m Backstroke.
The second was from debut senior international swimmer Rebecca Redfern, who narrowly missed out on topping the podium in the SB13 100m Breaststroke.
The Worcester swimmer was a mere 0.02 behind German Elena Krawzow, finishing in 1:17.46.
All-English quartet claim silver in men’s freestyle relay
The first relay of the competition took place on day three, with four English swimmers claiming a silver medal in the men’s 34pt 4x100m Freestyle. Hynd, Matt Wylie (S9), Josef Craig (S8) and Lewis White (S9) swam 3:53.47.
Ellie Robinson and Claire Cashmore also claimed bronze medals in their events. S6 swimmer Robinson won her first senior international medal in the 100m Freestyle, swimming a new personal best of 1:16.96.
Cashmore also swam a new PB in the S9 100m Butterfly, touching in 1:10.62.
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