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Success at the IPC Athletics European Championships!

Jonnie PeacockThe IPC Athletics European Championships have been a huge success, a fantastic spectacle of sport seeing some 560 athletes come together from 49 countries, with Great Britain obtaining a fantastic medal haul. The fourth round of the championships saw the crowds descend on Swansea for one of the most successful championships to date.

A big congratulations to Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock who took Gold in the T44 100m to add the European title to his Paralympic and World title collection. Peacock showed he was returning to his best, winning with a time of 11.26 seconds into a headwind ahead of Germany's Felix Streng.

Team Össur Richard Whitehead took silver in the T44 with a time of 27.25 seconds behind Russia's Anton Prokhorov – who set a personal best 26.48 seconds for gold. Despite the disappointment of losing his European crown he is focusing heavily on Rio in 2016 with gold in his sights.

Stef Reid took Gold in the T44 Long Jump and came in fifth in the T44 100m with a time of 14.30 seconds ahead of fellow Britain Sophie Kamlish who came sixth with a time of 14.35 seconds. Great Britain did take home bronze in the event with a time of 13.71 seconds posted by Laura Sugar.

Further Team Össur and Ambassador results from Swansea 2014 are as follows:

  • Daniel Wagner-Jorgensen (Denmark) - Silver medal in 100m T42 and Bronze medal in 200m T42 and Silver medal in Long Jump T42/T44
  • Markus Rehm (Germany) - Gold medal in Long Jump T44 and Bronze medal in 100m T44
  • David Behre (Germany) (Ambassador) - Silver medal in 200m T44/43 and Gold medal in 400m T44/43
  • Helgi Sveinsson (Iceland) - Gold medal Javelin F42
  • Marie-Amélie Le Fur (France) - Gold medal with new world record 400m T44 and Silver medal in Long Jump T44

We hope you've enjoyed the championships as much as we have. Remember you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out more about our Team Össur athletes.