Two Euro golds as swim star Ollie revs up for Rio

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Kirkby swim star Ollie Hynd revved up for the Rio Olympics with a second goal medal for Great Britain yesterday at the IPC Swimming European Championships in Madeira.

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

The European record holder led the race from the first turn as he opened up over a second lead as the race entered the final 50m and touched in a time of 2:25.90.

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

Hynd had already teamed up with Matt Wylie (S9), Josef Craig (S8) and Lewis White (S9) for a silver in the 34-point 4x100m freestyle relay.

Hynd also led home a GB one-two in the S8 400m freestyle in 4:24.69 with Josef Craig taking silver.