Sam Hynd, Olympic swimming champion is not only the proud owner of an Olympic gold medal but also a personalised number plate that was given to him by his grandfather.
Sam’s own private plate, S400 GBR was a gift from his grandfather to celebrate his monumental achievement at last year’s Olympics in Beijing. After returning to a hero’s welcome in his Kirkby-in-Ashfield home, he was happy to receive his own personalised number plate.
Sam, who is a 17- year old media and PE student, says that he always wanted to possess his own private registration plate when he passed his driving test and was completely thrilled when he was given the private number plate by his grandfather. He added that he liked the number plate and is proud to put it on his car.
This unique gift to Sam by his grandfather follows the gift of a personalised number plate, R800 GBR to double gold medalist Rebecca Adlington by her parents. Rebecca’s parents had given the number plate in recognition of her winning the World Short Course swimming championships in March last year that earned her a berth in the Olympic team.
The personalised number plates of both swimmers represent their Christian name, their primary swimming distances and GBR to reflect their presence in the Great Britain swimming team.