Welcome to 2019: Canoe10.01.2019
Road to Tokyo 2020 starts with Worlds in August
From 21-24 August, the top paddlers will put each other to the test, and some are bringing over confidence from last year’s Worlds.
Canoe made its Paralympic debut at Rio 2016 with six medal events in the kayak boats. For 2020, three new events were added in the Va’a boats (men’s VL2 and VL3, and women’s VL2), bringing a new excitement for the 2019 Worlds.
But prior to the 2019 Worlds, athletes will hit the waters in Poznan, Poland, on 23 May for a World Cup race. Athletes will also target September’s Test Event in Tokyo, Japan.
The top six athletes from each male and female event will earn one qualification slot for their country toward the 2020 Paralympic Games.