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The 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships, the last major opportunity for athletes to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, will be held in Grosseto, Italy. Featuring around 700 athletes from nearly 40 countries, the competition will be held at the Carlo Zecchini Olympic Stadium, a top-rated venue that has staged several IPC Athletics Grand Prix meetings in the past.

Event Schedule

(All times are local)

(All times are local)


Day 1 - Saturday, June 11th

Ireland's Deirdre Mongan got the Irish squad's Europeans off to a great start when she secured bronze in the F53/54 Shot Put final early on Saturday morning. 

You can read the full report here.

Day 2 - Sunday, June 12th

Noelle Lenihan won gold for Ireland and set a new World Record in the F38 Discus final with a fantastic throw of 32.14m on her first attempt. 

Conor McIlveen finished 6th in the 1,500m final in a time of 4.45.89.

Heather Jameson received a NM (no mark) in the T37 Long Jump final after foul jumps. 

Full report on Day 2's action here

Day 3 - Monday, June 13th

Orla Barry wins gold for Ireland in the F57 Discus final with a fantastic Personal Best throw of 31.18m. 

Read the full report here

Day 4 - Tuesday, June 14th

Paul Keogan will not be competing for Ireland today. He has been withdrawn from his race due to medical reasons. 

Day 5 - Wednesday, June 15th

Niamh McCarthy has won silver for Ireland in the F40/41 Discus final. She threw an incredible Personal Best distance of 27.05m to set a new European record. 

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Later Event: September 9