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Great Britain is the world’s most successful Paracanoeing nation. During the last World Championships in 2018, Great Britain took home 7 medals and boasts Emma Wiggs as VL2 World Champion and Charlotte Henshaw as KL2 World Champion respectively.

Thanks to UK Sport funding, Paracanoe has undergone a rapid transformation in the UK over the last few years, with a flood of newcomers and performance improvements across the board. The Paralympic squad now has 14 athletes and a fivestrong coaching team and it continues to expand.

To keep GB in front of the rest of the world and to give its athletes the best chance of winning medals in Tokyo 2020, coaches regularly conduct a nationwide search for further athletes. Testing of applicants takes place at the Nottingham National Water Sports Centre and a number of past athletes have now joined the Paralympic Programme as full-time Paralympic athletes.

How do I find out more?

To find out further information about Paralympic Canoe Sprint and the events we have coming up, or to find out whether you have the performance standards to join our programme, visit our Paralympic Canoe Sprint page.