Stanton Collins and Ian Ross are among the paddlers representing the U.S. at this week’s ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal.
The competition began Wednesday with qualification races and goes through Sunday. Finals will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday in a number of canoe and kayak races.
Collins, a junior national champion in 2011, is a kayaker competing in the 200- and 500-meter distances.
Ross is competing in the men’s canoe 500- and 1,000-meter distances.
Other U.S. paddlers include Ann Armstrong, who is competing in the women’s canoe 200- and 500-meter races. Women's canoe makes its Olympic debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
TV: 10:30 a.m. ET Friday, 7 a.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. Sunday, Olympic Channel