Swansea 2014 – What to watch on Saturday 23 August

The European Championships will come to a close with home favourites Aled Davies and Beverly Jones going after gold. 24 Aug 2014
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Switzerland's Manuela Schaer wins her second gold medal in the 1500m T54 at the Swansea 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships.

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After four superb days of para-athletics in Swansea, Great Britain, the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships will come to a close on Saturday (23 August).

Here are a few of the stand-out events to keep an eye out for.

Women’s discus F38

British veteran Beverly Jones wants to take a medal on home turf in Swansea. The bronze medallist from last year’s World Championships in Lyon, France, is leading the European rankings in her class this year.

Start time: 09.45

Men’s 1,500m T38

Can Irish middle distance runner Michael McKillop make it two out of two and break another world record? We will find out after this race.

Start time: 11.10

Men’s long jump T42/44

German world record holder Markus Rehm is the one to beat in this event. After jumping 7.95m at least year’s World Championships, he broke his own world record at this year’s German national championships (able-bodied) jumping 8.24m to take the title.

Start time: 11.30

Men’s 5,000m T54

With David Weir watching on TV due to injury and France's Julien Casoli most probably regretting his pre-Championships comments, Switzerland’s Marcel Hug is the man to beat and will be full of confidence having won the 800m and 1,500m titles already.

Start time: 16.19

Women’s 1500m T54

Another Swiss athlete, Manuela Schaer, has been in outstanding form in Swansea and has so far won the 400m, 800m and 5,000m. Britain’s Jade Jones will hope to podium again as will Schaer’s teammate Alexandra Helbling. BP Ambassador Shelly Woods may also be a contender.

Start time: 16.44

Men’s discus F42

Surely one of the highlights of the final day in Swansea, Welsh discus thrower Aled Davies is going after his second European title of the week. Having thrown a world record at the 2014 IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy, in May, he will be optimistic of his chances.

Start time: 17.25


The Championships will come to an end with the 4x100m women’s and men’s relays. Get ready for some action!

Start time: 17.50

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