The two main types of paracanoe boats are Kayaks (K), propelled by a double-blade paddle, and outrigger canoes called Va'as (V) where the boat has a second ‘pontoon’ called an ama as a support float. The boat is propelled by a single blade paddle. 

Paracanoe events will debut at the Summer Paralympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Kayak singles races will be contested. Find a local program in your community - visit the Paralympic Resource Network.

RIO 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES - CANOE/KAYAK

The following information describes in detail how athletes and teams can qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The full Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Qualification Guide can be downloaded here

Medal Events

Male

Female

Mixed

Total

3

3

0

6

Kayak

Kayak single KL1

Kayak single KL2

Kayak single KL3

Kayak

Kayak single KL1

Kayak single KL2

Kayak single KL3

 

 

Athlete Quota

Male

Female

Gender Free

Total

30

30

0

60