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Paralympic heroes encourage British public to cheer them to victory on National Paralympic Day

Paralympic Champions David Weir and Ollie Hynd today called on the British public to back their athletes when world class competition in athletics and swimming returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of National Paralympic Day on Sunday July 26.   National Paralympic Day, funded by Spirit of 2012, is a day of fantastic sporting competition held at Queen ... Read More »

Swimming stars rally Scottish support with 150 days to go to the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships

Beijing Olympic open water silver medallist Keri-anne Payne and Edinburgh’s para-swimming Europeans silver medallist Scott Quin, are predicting another great summer of sporting action in Scotland, at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow from 13-19 July. Payne, the former double open water world champion, trains with Quin in Edinburgh, and both share the same goal of winning World Championships ... Read More »

PosAbility Magazine Talks To IPC Swimming Medallists

We caught up with Ellie Simmonds and Ollie Hynd to chat about their amazing performances in Eindhoven, their next challenges and the British Gas initiative they are part of, SwimBritain. Read the full interviews here. Read More »

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games got off to a spectacular start with a star studded Opening Ceremony that celebrated Scottish talent and culture through music, dance and humour. Highlights of the night included performances from Rod Stewart and Amy MacDonald, a beautiful rendition of Loch Lomond by violinist Nicola Benedetti, a moving piece from Scottish Ballet and the amazing volunteers ... Read More »

Ollie Hynd helps Great Britain to triple European gold

Ollie Hynd claimed the 400m freestyle S8 gold as day two of the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven began with more Great Britain medals. Paralympic, Commonwealth and world champion Hynd, 19, won in four minutes 31.66 seconds, with team-mate Josef Craig taking bronze in the same race. There were further golds for Hannah Russell (100m backstroke S12) and Steph Millward (400m freestyle S9). Amy Marren finished second ... Read More »

Ollie Hynd eases to Commonwealth gold

England’s Ollie Hynd completed a clean sweep of titles with a superb victory in the SM8 200m individual medley. The 19-year-old, who has a form of muscular dystrophy, was already the Paralympic, World and European champion in the event. And he was in a class of his own in Glasgow, finishing in two minutes 22.76 seconds – 0.10 seconds outside ... Read More »

Paralympians David Weir, Sophie Christiansen and Ollie Hynd added to line up for National Paralympic Day

Quadruple gold medallist David Weir, triple gold medallist Sophie Christiansen and multi-medallist swimmer Ollie Hynd have been added to the line-up of Paralympic athletes who will be attending National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on September 7.  Read More »

Hynd Adds Gold To His Set

Oliver Hynd completed his set of medals on his Paralympic debut with gold in the SM8 200m Individual Medley on day seven of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The 17 year old had already lifted 400m Freestyle silver and 100m Backstroke bronze but rose to the top spot of the podium with a dominant performance in his main event. Read More »