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Swimmer Ollie Hynd to collect his MBE

Swimming gold medalist Ollie Hynd as he takes part in the London 2012 Victory Parade Credit: Paul Gilham/PA Wire

Paralympic gold medalist, Ollie Hynd, will collect his MBE today.

He made the New Year's Honours List after his performance at London 2012.

Like his brother Sam, Ollie has muscular dystrophy. Ollie lives in Kirkby-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire.

Hynd family: 'Ollie deserves what he has achieved'

The uncle of Oliver Hynd, Andy Stewart says his nephew deserves all the success he gets.

Mr. Stewart spoke while workmen were busy painting a postbox in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, near Mansfield, gold in honour of the Paralympian.

Hynd has the full set of medals, after winning a bronze in the Men’s S8 100m Backstroke and a silver in the Men’s S8 400m Freestyle. Yesterday Oliver added a gold in the SM8 200m medley.

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