Nottingham’s Lost City Adventure Golf centre has announced that it will be supporting local para-Olympian swimmer Ollie Hynd MBE in his quest for gold at the Commonwealth Games.
Ollie already has 3 medals from the 2012 Para-Olympic Games. Gold in the 200 metre individual medley, Silver in the 400m freestyle and a Bronze in the 100m backstroke and he’s Double World Champion. This time Ollie will concentrate on just one event – his specialist event – the 200m individual medley.
Lane Scott is the owner manager at Lost City: “We are always looking for new ways to promote active health through exercise, whether that exercise be for a fun leisure pursuit or serious sport.
“When Ollie came to see us, he really opened our eyes to just what it takes financially to get any of our elite athletes to these world sporting arenas, championships and games, ready to compete. We can’t do the training for him but we can pledge to raise awareness and cash in support.
“Ollie is such an inspirational ambassador for the sport and for Nottinghamshire, we want to do our bit to have everyone shouting and screaming for him on his competition day – he’ll hear us from Glasgow!”
Ollie was delighted with the pledge of support: “Sport is fun, and should be part of everyone’s healthy lifestyle! And Lost City is a place where absolutely everyone can take part in a sporting activity, keep fit and have an awesome time! …. I love it! ”
Glasgow 2014’s Para-Sport programme will be the largest in Commonwealth Games history with the highest ever number of medal events across the most ever sports – 22 in total, spanning five sports. The five Para-Sports included in the Glasgow programme are Athletics, Swimming, Powerlifting, Lawn Bowls and, for the first time, Track Cycling.
The Commonwealth Games opens on 23rd July 2014.