Canoe will be included in the Paralympic Games for the first time in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
The sport is exactly like canoeing for able-bodied athletes, allowing those with physical impairments at all levels to enjoy the sport.
The classification system is based on athletes’ functional ability when it comes to paddling and applying force to the foot board or seat to propel the boat.
There are currently eight different events, and as the sport continues to grow, more events will be considered.
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|Address||Avenue de Rhodanie 54, CH 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Phone||+41 21 612 02 90|
|Main Contact||Simon Toulson|
|IPC Sports Council Representative||TBD|