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IPC Athletics: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson on Swansea event

19 August 2014 Last updated at 08:54 BST

The first events of this year's IPC Athletics European Championships are getting underway later this morning at Swansea University.

Nearly 600 of Europe's top para-athletes are taking part.

There are 11 from Wales, representing Great Britain. Four also competed at the Commonwealth Games

Paralympic legend Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson said she was "proud" Swansea was hosting the event and said a lot of hard work had gone into grassroots para-athletics in Wales.