Paralympic swimmer and London 2012 triple medallist Ollie Hynd MBE is a class 8 Paralympic swimmer who suffers with neuromuscular myopathy. The winner of a gold, silver and bronze medal at the London games, Hynd has made a massive impact on the world of Paralympic swimming despite his young age. An exceptional Olympic Speaker and after dinner speaker, this exciting young talent is just at the beginning of what is certain to be a phenomenally successful and prestigious career.
The youngster from Nottingham made his name in 2011 after winning the triple again, this time across the 400m freestyle, the 100m backstroke and the 200m individual medley. His successes at the IPC European Championships in Germany set him in perfect stead before London; Hynd has continued his success, this time at the 2013 IPC World Championships held in Canada where he came home with two Golds and a Bronze medals for his efforts.
Most recently, Ollie has gone onto be appointed MBE at the 2013 New Years Honours for his services to swimming. He has also received the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year for the second time at the Nottinghamshire Sports Awards in 2015 before winning gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in both the 400m freestyle S8 and the 200m individual medley SM8.
A young and exciting swimmer and after dinner speaker with the talents to become one of the greatest Paralympian's this country has ever produced, Ollie Hynd has regularly competed against his older brother Sam; the intrinsic motivation created by this family rivalry in a desperate bid to not only claim world titles, but claim family bragging rights, has helped push Ollie onto greatness.
An eloquent sports speaker at such a young age, his addition to any event or occasion as an after dinner speaker is certain to raise the proficiency and standards of it. A charismatic lad who always has a smile on his face, Ollie Hynd is a star of the future and able to deliver Olympic speaker duties discussing topics such as overcoming adversity, peak performance and his experiences battling a disability.