The Paralympic Canoeing World Championships to be held in Halifax (Canada) city between this Wednesday and 8 August will see six Spanish paddlers competing for a medal.
The competition is jointly organized for disabled and non-disabled athletes and brings together the best athletes from five continents, as reported by the Spanish Paralympic Committee (CPE) on Wednesday.
Ines Felipe (Class KL2) and Juan Antonio Valle (KL3) from Extremadura, Adrian Castano (KL1) from the Balearic Islands, Higinio Rivero (VL2) from the Basque Country, Adrian Mosquera from Galicia and Javier Reza from Seville will meet on Banuc. Lake Track (VL3).
They all competed at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, where Spain added its first two Paralympic diplomas: one for Rivero for his sixth place and the other for Valle for his seventh. In addition, Mascara was eleventh in canoe and fourteenth in kayak, Castano in eleventh and Felipe twelfth. In the Japanese event, Reza qualified in the rowing category.
The competition for the Spaniards will begin with the KL3 qualifying series, in which Valle will take part. The rest of the paddlers will debut this Thursday, while the finals of all Paralympic classes will be played on Friday.
Canoeing events for people with disabilities include sprint modality only in calm water and are practiced in two types of individual boats: kayak and canoe (wa’a), always at a distance of 200 metres.
This discipline is practiced by men and women with disabilities in the trunk and/or some lower extremities, divided into three classes: KL1, KL2 and KL3 for kayaking, and VL1, VL2 and VL3 for canoeing, always are organized from highest to lowest. influence.