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British Paralympic Association and Hogan Lovells UK

Hogan Lovells is proud to be a Gold Partner of, and Official Legal Services Provider to, the British Paralympic Association.

We've been supporting Ollie since June 2015. Ollie started swimming at a young age, but it was watching his brother, Sam, compete in the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008 that inspired him to become a ParalympicsGB athlete. Since then, Ollie has become one of the greatest Paralympians in British swimming history – as one of the few athletes to hold the titles Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth Champion simultaneously.

Name: Ollie Hynd

Length of career: 9 years competing internationally 

Top 3 accolades: 

1) Paralympic gold at London 2012

2) Double Paralympic gold at Rio 2016

3) Double world record at Rio 2016

How you got into your sport: I got into the sport due to my parents wanting me to learn to swim. I always loved being in the water and was very competitive at a young age, so this lead to me joining my local swimming club. I gradually built my way up, until I was selected to train with Nova centurion swimming squad, who I still train with today. I started off competing at regional level until I had progressed all the way to representing GB in 2011.

Your proudest moment in sport: My proudest moment in sport would be winning two gold medals at the Rio 2016 games.

Favourite/iconic moment in sporting History: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scoring the winning goal for Manchester United in the 99’ Champions league final.

Your most inspiring sporting hero/figure: Michael Phelps and Cristiano Ronaldo

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