Tokyo 2020 Games Overview

Explaining the Paralympics: Canoe Sprint

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This event was introduced at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. There is a kayak division using a kayak propelled by a double-blade paddle, and a va’a division using an outrigger canoe with a second pontoon as a support float and a single-blade paddle on one side. In both divisions, athletes must sprint 200 meters in their craft. The va’a division is new to the Paralympics.

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