Swansea 2014 - what to watch on Friday 22 August

Hosts Great Britain will be hopeful of gold medals in Friday's field events. 22 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

Friday’s action will see quite a few athletes tackling events outside of their normal comfort zones. Dutch “Blade Babe” Marlou Van Rhijn will go in the 400m as will France’s Mandy Francois-Elie. Great Britain’s Hannah Cockroft will also aim for her first major title over 800m.

Women’s 400m T43/44

The Dutch “blade babe” Marlou van Rhijn is back on the track today, aiming to make it three wins out of three with victory in the 400m, her least favoured distance. Expect France’s Marie Amelie le Fur to push the world record holder all the way.

Start time: 09.46

Women’s club throw F32/F51

Great Britain’s Josie Pearson is extra motivated to compete on home turf. The Paralympic and world discus champion will be looking to add a European title to her collection, but will have strong competition from teammate Joanna Butterfield.

Start time: 10.50

Men’s 200m T54

Any one from three can possibly win this race. The Netherlands’s Kenny van Weeghel starts as slight favourite having won the 400m but Germany’s Marc Schuh and “Flying Finn” Leo-Pekka Tahti, a gold medal winner already this week over 100m, will ensure it is a fantastic race.

Start time: 16.00

Men’s discus F44

After Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow, Dan Greaves wants to add a European title to his tally. With his main rival Jeremy Campbell from the USA not eligible to compete in the European Championships, Greaves has a good shot at the gold, especially having thrown 60.12m this July in Loughborough.

Start time: 16.07

Women’s 800m T34

After dominating the 100m, Hannah Cockroft has set herself a new challenge as she goes for gold in the 800m. But it won’t be as easy for the 22-year-old as before, with teammate Melissa Nichols hot on her heels.

Start time: 16.10

Women’s long jump T44

One of Swansea 2014’s most hotly anticipated events. France’s former world record holder Marie-Amelie Le Fur will go head-to-head with the person who took her record, Great Britain’s Stef Reid. It won’t just be a two horse race however, the Netherlands’ world champion Iris Pruysen will ensure that.

Start time: 16.15

Women’s 400m T37

French sprint start Mandy Francois-Elie is aiming to add another gold medal to her collection. But Russia’s Evgenyia Trushnikova and home favourite Bethany Woodward have something against it.

Start time: 16.48

Men’s 400m T37

This race could be a Russian one and two, with two-time European champion (100m and 200m) Andrey Vdovin and his teammate Chermen Kobesov both looking to finish on top of the podium.

Start time: 16.58

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