Eindhoven 2014: What to watch on day four

A series of top-level women’s events will headline Thursday (7 August) at the 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships with world and Paralympic champions competing. 07 Aug 2014
Elodie Lorandi

Swimmer Elodie Lorandi is expected to lead France's delegation at London 2012.

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Women’s 400m freestyle S10

France’s reigning Paralympic and world champion Elodie Lorandi will headline this event.

The 25-year-old has the fastest personal best, but 14-year-old Bianka Pap prefers the longer distances and is a rising star of the Hungarian team.

Not to be discounted, Oliwia Jablonska collected Poland’s first gold in the pool whilst Dutch youngster Chantalle Zijderveld, 13, also emerged as a one to watch for the future during the first few days of competition with a new European 100m breaststroke SB9 record.

Women’s 200m individual medley SM5

Every day brings fans one more event in which the rivalry between Norway’s Sarah Louise Rung and Spain’s Teresa Perales continues. Thursday (7 August) is no different.

Perales complained of feeling uncomfortable in her swimming position during the women’s 50m butterfly S5 on Wednesday (6 August), a race which she lost to Rung.

Perales so far has one gold whilst Rung has two and in this event, the Norwegian is the current world champion.

Men’s 50m freestyle S13

Belarusian nine-time world champion Ihar Boki is making his Eindhoven 2014 debut in this event, alongside Ukrainian Iaroslav Denysenko.

Boki is the favourite, but Denysenko’s personal best is only 0.29 seconds away from the world record time of absent Ukrainian Oleksii Fedyna which has stood since 2008.

Women’s 100m breaststroke SB8

This race features reigning Paralympic and world champion Olesya Vladykina, the only event the Russian won gold in at London 2012 and the 2013 Worlds in Montreal, Canada.

Denmark’s 18-year-old Amalie Vinther meanwhile has represented her country incredibly well so far this week, winning their only gold medal so far.

Montreal 2013 silver medallist Claire Cashmore of Great Britain could also challenge Vladykina’s dominance.

The 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships continue until 10 August and feature around 380 of the world’s best swimmers from 37 countries.

Tickets are still available at www.eindhoven2014.com, as well as high quality photos of the event.

All morning and evening sessions will be livestreamed at www.ParalympicSport.TV and live results will be available at the Eindhoven 2014 website.

Live updates will be posted to the IPC Swimming Facebook page and the Twitter account or search #Eindhoven2014.

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