Tokyo Funding (2017-20)

World Class Programme
Athlete Performance Award

Athlete Places


Historical Funding




Within Para-canoe, athletes use one of two types of boat: the Va'a (or V1, for one-person), which is based on a Tahitian kayak with an outrigger, and the K1 kayak, which is almost identical to the boats raced by Olympic athletes.

There are three functional classes: LTA, where athletes use their legs, trunk and arms to help rowing; TA, in which athletes use only their trunk and arms; and A, in which athletes only use their arms. Races are for both men and women, taking place over 200 metres along straight line courses marked by buoys.

Find out more on the GB Canoeing website.

Performance target for 2017: 2-3 medals at the World Championships

  • Mohamed Elsarky


  • Paul Owen

    Chief Executive

  • John Anderson

    Performance Director

  • Katriona Bush

    Press Officer

    Phone: 07812 523 409


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  • Paralympics GB
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