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Paracanoeing will be a part of 2024 Paralympic Games

The 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo will be held between 25th August and 6th September and will include paracanoeing competitions. The good news is that paracanoeing has also been confirmed for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.

Altogether 22 sports will be contested at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris and paracanoeing has found its place among them. International Paralympic Committee has decided to keep the same programme that will be in Tokyo 2020.
Paracanoeing was first part of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 where paddlers fought for medals in six events. With Tokyo 2020 Paralympics the programme has been extended with Va’a outrigger canoe, which means nine events will be on programme in Japan.
“Since making its debut in Rio, paracanoe has gone from strength to strength. More and more athletes are turning to our sport, more countries are involved, and the standard of competition has grown enormously. Now that we have confirmation we will be part of Paris 2024, we can expect continued growth for paracanoe. It provides athletes, coaches and federations with the certainty they need to plan for the future. Paracanoe is a highly accessible activity for all persons with impairments and its selection for Paris by the IPC is a clear indicator of a growing and expansive future,” said John Edwards, ICF’s paracanoe chairman.


Source: https://www.canoeicf.com/news/paracanoe-included-2024-paris-paralympics