Great Britain is the world’s most successful Paracanoeing nation. In the last World Championships Britain took home 2 Gold and 5 Silver medals and topped the medal table in both the 2014 and 2013 World Championships.
Thanks to UK Sport funding, the sport 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 four strong 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 Rio 2016, coaches conducted a nationwide search for further athletes in 2014. Testing of applicants took place at the Nottingham National Water Sports Centre and a number of these 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.