Swansea 2014 head-to-heads

Six rivalries to keep an eye out for at the 2014 IPC Athletics Euros. 18 Aug 2014
Stef Reid Berlin Grand Prix

Great Britain's Stef Reid continued her great 2014 season with a long jump T42/44 win at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Berlin, Germany.

ⒸLuc Percival

With a record number of athletes taking part at Swansea 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships between 18-23 August, here are six rivalries to keep an eye out for over the coming days.

Stef Reid (GBR) v Marie Amelie le Fur (FRA) – long jump T44

Paralympic silver medallist Reid is in the form of her life and broke the world record earlier this year. Le Fur is the former world record holder who finished behind Reid at London 2012. Dutch world champion Iris Pruysen should not be discounted.

Jonnie Peacok (GBR) v Felix Streng (GER) – 100m T44

Paralympic and world champion Peacock will start as strong favourite, but 19-year-old Streng is the emerging talent and has consistently smashed his personal best each time he has raced this season.

Stephen Miller (GBR) v Maciej Sochal (POL) – club throw F32

Three-time Paralympic gold medallist Miller is the defending European champion but will have to throw well in order to beat Poland’s Maciej Sochal. Although Miller has thrown further this season, Sochal's personal best is two metres further than Miller's.

Sophie Hahn (GBR) v Margarita Goncharova (RUS) – 100m T38

Teenager Hahn won the 100m world title last year in a world record time. This May, defending European champion Goncharova smashed that record, only to see Hahn claim it back 48 hours later.

Josie Pearson (GBR) v Joanna Butterfield (GBR) – club throw

Home favourite Pearson won bronze at last year's World Championships but trails Butterfield in the world ranking this year by over four metres.

Henry Manni (FIN) v Stefan Rusch (NED) – 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m T34

Rusch is the defending 100m and 200m champion, but Manni is the man in form. The 200m world bronze medallist is targeting four gold medals in Swansea but knows he will have a fight on his hands against Rusch and Switzerland’s Bojan Mitic.

A record 560 athletes from 37 countries will be taking part in the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships between 18-23 August at Swansea University, Great Britain.

Some tickets, priced at £3, are still available to purchase for Swansea 2014 and can be purchased from the ticket website.

The live stream from Swansea 2014, together with videos on demand of individual races, are available to embed on websites in some territories via the IPC’s YouTube channel. For further information please contact IPC Digital Media Manager Natalia Dannenberg-Spreier.

In addition, HD quality broadcast footage from Swansea 2014 is available from the IPC’s Broadcast Manager Jose Manuel Dominguez.

Daily highlights will be available for digital channels via Omnisport, whilst individual races as video on demand can be embedded via Perform’s e-player.