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Paracanoeist Hope Gordon will compete at Beijing Paralympic Games

Paracanoeist Hope Gordon will compete at Beijing Paralympic Games 23.2.2022

Paracanoeist Hope Gordon has been selected for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games and will represent Great Britain in Nordic skiing.

Hope Gordon had a very successful World Championships in Copenhagen in 2021, winning two silver medals, but she soon had her eyes on the next challenge. At the event’s conclusion, the Rogart athlete was given the opportunity to try out Nordic skiing and did so well, she is now preparing to make her Paralympic debut in the sport.
Months of training and a World Championships later, Hope will be part of a 25-strong squad competing in Beijing between 4th and 13th March. On her selection, Hope said: “I’m really excited to be selected, it’s not something I ever expected or really planned for. It’s been a very fast journey into Nordic skiing. I initially started with the aim of having some really fun cross training to benefit my boats, but has resulted in some amazing opportunities. So far I’ve had eight weeks on snow so I’ve still got lots to learn and improve on, I never imagined I would be going to a Paralympics at this point. A massive thank you to everyone at British Canoeing who has supported this journey, I really appreciate it. A special thank you to my coach Matt (Lawrence), I’m very lucky to have a coach who sees real benefit in me trying something completely different. I’m looking forward to trying to learn as much as possible from this experience and then get back on the water after the Games.”


Source: https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/news/2022/paracanoe-world-silver-medallist-hope-gordon-selected-for-beijing-paralympic-games