Click to go to the Ergometer Challenge webpage

 

The Paracanoe community is bringing the 'Paracanoe Ergometer Challenge' to the para-athletes.

Paracanoe recreational and elite athletes can measure themself on the distance of 500 meters on ergometer, and share with the community. 

Click on the picture to go the the Parcanoe Ergometer Challenge webpage: https://www.canoeicf.com/paracanoe-ergometer-challenge

 

LATEST NEW

  • The ICF approved the organisation of the Paracanoe World Cup in Szeged, Hungary, in September: press release can be found here.
  • The updated Paralympic Games qualification system can be found here.

PARACANOE WEBINARS

The ICF Paracanoe is running a serie of webinar to help the countries with basic knowledge and tools to assist them in developing paracanoe in their region and to help with athlete classification.

The ICF Paracanoe made available the material for such introduction in many languages, and encourage the countries to use it in order to make an introduction to paracanoe to their coaches, clubs, or any other stakeholders:

LanguageIntroduction to Paracanoe Introduction to Classification
English

Paracanoe introduction

Paracanoe - Classification introduction

Spanish

Introducción del Paracanotaje, Por qué apostar por el paracanotage

 

Introducción de la Clasificación

French

Introdução_Paracanoagem

Paracanoagem - Introdução à Classificação
Portuguese  
Russian  
Hungarian  
Japanese  
Polish  
Persian  

 

 

The ICF Paracanoe is running a serie of webinar to help the countries with basic knowledge and tools to assist them in developing paracanoe in their region and to help with athlete classification.

 

The presentations of the Paracanoe webinar in Portuguese language, presented on 20 May 2020 are available below:

The presentations of the Paracanoe webinar for COPAC countries, presented in Spanish on 29 April 2020 are available below:

The video of the webinar is available on the Planet Canoe Youtube Channel. 

 The presentations of the Paracanoe webinar, presented in English in 2019, to some targeted countries in Africa and Oceania are available here:

2020 TOKYO PARALYMPICS

Information concerning the Paralympics:

RESOURCES

 

CLASSIFICATION

 

 

 

 

What is Paracanoe?

Paracanoe is the canoeing discipline for athletes with an impairment and races are contested by two types of boat, kayak (K) and va’a (V). The kayak is propelled by a double-blade paddle, while the va’a is an outrigger canoe which has an ama (second pontoon) as a support float and is used with a single-blade paddle. Both kayak and va’a have three different classes of event for men and women, depending on the classification of an athlete’s impairment, with KL1, KL2 and KL3 for kayak and VL1, VL2 and VL3 for va’a. At international level all paracanoe races are individual events and competed at a distance of 200m.

Paracanoe began as an initiative by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) to allow athletes with an impairment to compete in the sport. The discipline featured with exhibition status under the name paddleability at the 2009 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Dartmouth, NS, Canada, and was given official status as paracanoe at the following year’s edition in Poznan, Poland. Later in 2010, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced at a meeting in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China, that paracanoe would make its debut at the Paralympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. There were six medal events at the Games (three men, three women), all in the kayak category.

In 2020 in Tokyo Va'a will make its Paralympic debut, with three medal events - two for men, one for women - taking to nine races overall on the paracanoe programme. 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

23 - 27 Septembre 2020
HUHungary
SZEGED Details
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2 - 4 Septembre 2021
JPJapan
TOKYO Details
15 - 19 Septembre 2021
DKDenmark
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3 - 7 Août 2022
CACanada
HALIFAX Details
9 - 15 Octobre 2022
CNChina
HANGZHOU Details
1 Janvier - 31 Décembre 2023
DEGermany
DUISBURG Details
28 Août - 8 Septembre 2024
FRFrance
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