Kirkby Paralympic swim ace Ollie Hynd added the world title to his Paralympic gold from his home games last year in the men’s SM8 200m individual medley on day two of the IPC World Championships in Montreal last night.
The 18-year-old’s golden success came just 24 hours after he took world bronze in the 100m backstroke S8 final and also saw him triumphant over brother and rival Sam in the first of their two pool showdowns.
There was also a bronze medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB6 for his fellow Mansfield Nova squad swimmer Charlotte Henshaw, of Mansfield.
Hynd won his 200m IM final in 2.22.76, 0.72 seconds ahead of Russia’s Konstantin Lisenkov, who picked up silver to add to his second place from Eindhoven 2010.
China’s Jiachao Wang touched the wall in bronze with Ollie’s brother, Sam, coming in fourth.
Hynd had also won his heat in 2.24.90, 1.75 seconds in front of Lisenkov
In one of the closest races of the evening, Brazil’s Susana Ribeiro finally won the world title that she has been searching for in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB6 (1:40.51).
Gold medallist from London 2012, Ukrainian Victoria Savtsova, had to settle for silver this time around, with Mansfield’s Charlotte Henshaw winning bronze 1.73 seconds behind the winner.