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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ollie gets double gold Madeira

Paralympic Champion Ollie Hynd won his second gold medal of the competition on day three of the IPC Swimming European Championships in Madeira.

The British Para-Swimming Team secured two golds, three silvers and two bronze medals with Andrew Mullen also claiming the top spot on the podium.

Hynd reclaimed his title for the third year running with a strong performance in the SM8 200m Individual Medley.

European record holder, Hynd, led the race from the first turn as he carved out over a second lead as the race entered the final 50m.

He touched in a time of 2:25.90 to win his second gold of the meet after winning the 400m Freestyle yesterday.

“I`m a little bit disappointed with the time but sometimes it’s about getting in and racing as fast as you can,” Hynd said. “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.”

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