IPC European Athletics Championships underway

The IPC European Athletics Championships are being held in Swansea.

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Aled Sion Davies wins gold at IPC champs in Swansea

Aled Sion Davies has won gold in Swansea Credit: Disability Sport Wales/Twitter

Aled Sion Davies has won gold in the shot put at the IPC Athletics Championships in Swansea. The 23 year old threw 13.66metres to win his class.

Welsh teenager wins IPC athletics bronze

Welsh sprinter Jordan Howe has won bronze in the T35 100m at the IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea.

The 18-year-old from Cardiff claimed Great Britain's seventh medal of the competition.

Jordan Howe - pictured at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, fellow Disability Sport Wales sprinter Jenny McLoughlin, 23, finished fifth in the women's T37 100m final.

Earlier, Olivia Breen was fourth in the T38 long jump, and Beverley Jones was sixth in the F37 shot put.

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First Welsh medal at IPC athletics in Swansea

Laura Sugar has become the first Welsh para-athlete to win a medal at the IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea.

Laura Sugar - seen here at the Birmingham Diamond League athletics meeting last June. Credit: PA

The former Wales international hockey player claimed bronze in the T44 100m - Great Britain's fourth medal so far, on the first day of competition.

Athletes arrive for the IPC European Athletics Championships

The Commonwealth Games may be a distant memory but for our top disability athletes there is no time to rest.

They are back in top level action next week as the IPC European Athletics Championships come to Swansea.

It'll bring some of the continent's top athletes to the city. Today they've started to arrive.

Mike Griffiths caught up with one of them as they landed a short time ago.

Athletes from across Europe arrive in Cardiff

Hundreds of athletes from across Europe will be flying into Cardiff today ahead of the Swansea 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships next week.

The competition will feature a wealth of Paralympians, World Champions and record holders from over 40 nations.

Amongst the hundreds of athletes and staff arriving at Cardiff Airport today are the team from the Netherlands, the host country of the last European Championships in 2012.

The IPC Athletics European Championships opening ceremony will take place on Monday 18th August, with the competition running from Tuesday 19th until Saturday 23rd.

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