Canoe 2018 Ones to Watch announced20.08.2018
Paddlers to look out for at upcoming World Championships
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the Ones to Watch ahead of the 2018 Para Canoe World Championships set to take place from 22-26 August in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal.
These are the athletes who have the potential to make headlines at the sport’s biggest competition outside the Paralympic Games. They include Paralympic and world champions, and their full biographies are available on the IPC website.
Luis Carlos Cardoso (BRA)
Determined to make up for disappointment at his home Paralympics in 2016, when he just missed the men’s KL1 podium.
Jeanette Chippington (GBR)
Curtis McGrath (AUS)
Amanda Reynolds (AUS)
Women’s KL3 prize is hers for the taking after biggest rival in Great Britain’s Paralympic champion Anne Dickins retired.
Susan Seipel (AUS)
Continues to remain a podium contender, not just in the women’s KL2 but also VL2.
Markus Swoboda (AUT)
Emma Wiggs (GBR)
Serhii Yemelianov (UKR)
Jonathan Young (GBR)
Broke through for the biggest win of his career at the 2017 World Championships with gold in the men’s VL3.