Paralympian Sascha Kindred a freeman of Herefordshire
Paralympic champion Sascha Kindred has become the first individual to be made an honorary freeman of Herefordshire.
The swimmer has won 62 medals throughout his career, a haul that includes seven Paralympic golds and 11 top medals at the World Championships.
He made his last appearance at a Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in September.
Germany-born Kindred, 38, who lives in the county, said he was "very pleased" to receive the honour.
"Everyone has always been supportive of my journey and I would like to thank everyone in Herefordshire," he said.
Brian Wilcox, chairman of Herefordshire Council, said the award acknowledged the "outstanding contribution" Kindred had made in his career.