Ones to watch for 2017 for canoe and powerlifting announced

Six canoeists and 11 powerlifters have been named as athletes to look out for in 2017. 15 Jan 2017
Jakub Tokarz - Rio 2016

Jakub Tokarz POL wins the Gold Medal in the Men's KL1 Final. Canoe Sprint at the Lagoa Stadium.

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) continued to announce its Ones to Watch athletes for 2017 on Sunday (15 January) by naming athletes in canoe and powerlifting.

Selected in partnership with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) and World Para Powerlifting, the Ones to Watch athletes are individuals who have the potential to make the headlines in canoe and powerlifting during the next Paralympic cycle ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

With one eye on the next Paralympic Games, many of this year’s Ones to Watch are young athletes who will develop between now and Tokyo 2020. Others are Paralympic and world medallists looking to stay at the top of their game.

Until 19 January, the IPC will announce Ones to Watch athletes in two sports each day. Around 230 athletes from 22 sports will be named Ones to Watch for 2017 in an effort to make it easier for the public and media to understand which athletes to look out for.

The 2017 Ones to Watch for canoe and powerlifting are:


Jeanette Chippington (Great Britain)

Emma Wiggs (Great Britain)

Curtis McGrath (Australia)

Markus Swoboda (Austria)

Jakub Tokarz (Poland)

Edina Müller (Germany)



Elshan Huseynov (Azerbaijan)

Ali Jawad (Great Britain)

Lei Liu (China)

Pavlos Mamalos (Greece)

Nazmiye Muratli (Turkey)

Sherif Osman (Egypt)

Josephine Orji (Nigeria)

Amalia Perez (Mexico)

Siamand Rahman (Iran)

Evanio Da Silva (Brazil)

Yujiao Tan (China)


On Monday (16 January), the IPC will announce Ones to Watch athletes in badminton and shooting.