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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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Tim Hollingsworth, CEO, British Paralympic Association

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Athlete snapshot - James Barnes-Miller

James Barnes-Miller in Revelstoke Canada, as he prepared for his final world cup races. Next stop - the Paralympics in PyeongChang!

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Athlete snapshot – Jack Daniel Peters

Jack Daniel Peters: "Diving out the start gate, chasing the Paralympic dream in Veysonnaz, Switzerland."

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I’ve been a little rusty at racing as I’ve been focused this whole year on overcoming my fear of speed after injury.

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An interview with Hogan Lovells GB Para-athlete Bursary 2017 recipient – James Barnes-Miller

Watch our two part interview with GB Para Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller.

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Leif Thobroe garage conversion tour

Leif Thobroe, GB Para Taekwondo athlete and recipient of the 2017 Hogan Lovells GB Para-athlete Bursary, gives us a quick tour of his garage conversion.

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Paving the road to sporting success for seven GB Para-athletes awarded Hogan Lovells bursary

Hogan Lovells today announces the recipients of its GB Para-Athlete Bursary to support aspiring Paralympians in the run-up to the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games and the Tokyo 2020 ...

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