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Para-canoe will be included in the Paralympic Games for the first time in Rio 2016.

Unlike Olympic canoeing, which includes sprint and slalom canoe events, in the Paralympic Games there is only the 200-m kayak sprint disciplines.

Each boat is adapted according to the functional abilities of its crew members. Athletes with any type of physical-motor disability may participate in competitions.

For the sport’s debut in Rio, 30 men and 30 women will compete in six medal events. The races are the men’s and women’s kayak single LTA, men’s and women’s kayak single A and men’s and women’s kayak single TA.

Canada is led in para-canoe by four-time world champion Christine Gauthier. Para-canoe events have been held at the International Canoe Federation World Sprint Championships annually since 2010.

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Mark Granger
Podium Coach, Paracanoe, Women’s Kayak & National Training Centre – Montreal
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Jeff Dunbrack
Manager, High Performance & Game Enhancements
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