Ollie Hynd wins gold at Paralympic Games

Ollie Hynd, right, with brother Sam after their medal triumph earlier in the Games.
Ollie Hynd, right, with brother Sam after their medal triumph earlier in the Games.

KIRKBY swim star Ollie Hynd grabbed a terrific gold medal at the Paralympic Games on Wednesday evening.

Ollie, who had already won silver and bronze medals at the London spectacular, triumphed in the SMB 200m individual medley - finishing in 2.24.63, a personal best.

Afterwards a beaming Ollie said: “I’m Paralympic champion. I can’t believe it, I’m over the moon.”

Ollie again pipped his brother Sam in the final - after they had both qualified from the same heat this morning.

Sam, a bronze medallist last week, finished just outside of the medal places in fourth, with a time of 2.28.07.