Hynd brothers progress
Sam Hynd during the SM8 200 metres individual medley heats
It was brotherly love this morning at the Aquatics Centre as Oliver and Sam Hynd made it into tonight's final of the SM8 200 metres individual medley in second and third.
Oliver is enjoying his Games debut having already taken a silver in the S8 400m freestyle, one place ahead of elder brother Sam, as well as bronze in the S8 100m backstroke last night.
Today the 17-year-old took over from early leader Konstantin Lisenkov on the breaststroke leg before winning his heat in two minutes 27.95 seconds to qualify second, 0.51secs behind Holland's Maurice Deelen.
He said: "My strokes didn't feel as good as I wanted them to so if I can go that fast when not feeling brilliant that is good for tonight. I just think I wasn't that sharp, just because it's the morning swim. I'll be a little bit sharper tonight and just generally faster."
Sam was second in the heat behind his brother, 1.44secs adrift, after a strong breaststroke moved him through the field.
He said: "That is my favourite leg - if we had more of that that would be great. Unfortunately there isn't but I knew the guys would go ahead on the fly and back as they always do. But I have a reliable breaststroke so for tonight it's just taking little chunks off each 50 and that should bring it down."
Robert Welbourn reached the final of what promises to be a highly competitive S10 400m freestyle. The Chesterfield-born swimmer was third in his heat in 4mins 17.13secs with just a little over six seconds separating the entire field tonight.
Liz Johnson set a new Paralympic record of 1:41.09 in the SB6 100m breaststroke only for ParalympicsGB team-mate Charlotte Henshaw lower it by 1.45secs in the next heat. Henshaw was fourth in this event in Beijing and there is a real prospect of two Britons on the podium tonight.
The 25-year-old said: "I was really surprised. I just wanted to go in and do a solid heat and I think a lot of the nerves really pushed me on, I really wanted to post a good time.
"I think that's the best time I have done in near enough 18 months so it is a massive confidence booster because I had a little bit of a dip at the beginning of the year, trials weren't particularly great. That was about getting in and trying to show I still have actually got the form there and I did so I am so, so pleased."
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