In the run-up to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, while at the Copenhagen world para swimming series, Nottinghamshire Paralympic Swimmer Ollie Hynd has been reclassified to a lower classification putting him with more able-bodied athletes.
Ollie is clearly devastated by this news and has said:
“I’m heartbroken and confused as to this week’s reclassification in Copenhagen. Whilst I appreciate that para-sport classification is difficult, it is clear that there are winners and losers to the new processes. Over the next few weeks, both myself and the great team around me will be focusing on the performance framework that will give continued success to Tokyo 2020 and beyond. Finally, I would like to thank you all for your amazing support to this point in my swimming career and let’s look forward now to the challenge ahead!”