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A new world

Canoe Sprint

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History will be made in Rio, where canoe makes its Paralympic Games debut. Athletes compete in kayaks, with six medal events – three for men and three for women – to be staged on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
Spectator's Guide - Canoe Sprint
  • Canoe Sprint

Countries

Athletes

Events

26 60 6

Schedule & Results

Schedule & Results

Canoe Sprint

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September18
Date Event Status
  • WBWorld Best
  • PBParalympic Best

About

About

Aim of the game

Athletes in kayaks must complete a straight 200m course across calm waters in the fastest possible time

Why should you watch this?

This is a chance to witness history being made as paracanoe makes its debut in the Paralympic Games and dramatic races unfold amid the idyllic scenery of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

International Federation

ICF

Paralympic debut

Rio 2016

Rules
  • Course judge

    Course judge

    Referees in motorised boats, positioned before the start line and after the finish line, inform the other officials in case of an irregularity

  • Blade

    Blade

    End of the paddle which is inserted into the water to propel the boat

  • PFD

    PFD

    Short for "personal flotation device" – the life jackets worn by canoeists

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  • Originated in Greenland, kayaks were used by the Eskimos as a means of transport and support for fishing – they are believed to be at least 4,000 years old

    Originated in Greenland, kayaks were used by the Eskimos as a means of transport and support for fishing – they are believed to be at least 4,000 years old

  • Paracanoe emerged in 2009 through an initiative by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) to allow people with an impairment to participate in the sport

    Paracanoe emerged in 2009 through an initiative by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) to allow people with an impairment to participate in the sport

  • Events for athletes with an impairment were included in the canoe sprint world championships for the first time in 2009 in Halifax, Canada

    Events for athletes with an impairment were included in the canoe sprint world championships for the first time in 2009 in Halifax, Canada

  • Great Britain, home of seven-time world champion Jeannette Chippington, is the most successful country in world championships

    Great Britain, home of seven-time world champion Jeannette Chippington, is the most successful country in world championships

  • Brazil's Fernando Fernandes has won four world titles

    Brazil's Fernando Fernandes has won four world titles

  • The kayaks are adapted according to the functional abilities of each athlete

    The kayaks are adapted according to the functional abilities of each athlete

  • Before a car accident left him paraplegic, Brazil's four-time world champion Fernando Fernandes was a model who participated on reality TV show Big Brother

    Before a car accident left him paraplegic, Brazil's four-time world champion Fernando Fernandes was a model who participated on reality TV show Big Brother

Course

The competition is always held in calm waters and the race distance is always 200m.

Start

The starting positions are determined by electronic sensors.

Boats

The kayaks are up to 5.2m long, with a minimum width of 50cm, weigh at least 12kg and have space for one athlete, who sits inside the boat and paddles with one oar that has blades on each end.

Classification

KL1 – Athletes with no use of their legs and no or very little use of their trunk.

KL2 – Athletes with partial use of trunk and legs.

KL3 – Athletes with use of their trunk and partial use of legs (at least one leg/prosthesis)

Athletes

Athletes & Teams

Gender

Gender
Woman 50
Men 50
Women
Men

Age Range

Age Range
Under 15 0
16 - 20 7
21 - 25 15
26 - 30 20
31 - 40 37
Over 40 22
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