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Seven places confirmed for Paracanoe after boat quota places confirmed

The International Canoe Federation has confirmed that Great Britain has qualified seven quota places for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games following the ICF World Championships in Szeged, Hungary last week.

Charlotte Henshaw Kl2 Gold

Charlotte Henshaw and Emma Wiggs retained their World titles in the KL2 and VL2 respectively with Jeanette Chippington and Laura Sugar also securing British boat quotas in the KL1 and KL3 events.

Stuart Wood topped off a fantastic debut season winning bronze in the VL3, with Rio 2016 Paralympians Rob Oliver and Ian Marsden securing the team a further two spots in the KL3 and KL1.

Performance Director Paul Ratcliffe, said: “It is great to see the confirmation of the places for our paracanoe team.

It is recognition for the incredible amount of hard work, dedication and expertise that the whole team has put into the qualification campaign.

– Performance Director Paul Ratcliffe

"These hard earned places now give us a great platform to build on towards targeting the extra two quotas in the second round of qualification at the World Championships next year, and then targeting medal success in Tokyo."

The next round of qualification for the paracanoe team will be the 2020 World Championships which are set to be held in Duisburg in May, where the team will be looking to secure berths in the final two events, the men’s KL2 and VL2 events.    

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