In Portugal from 22 to 26 of August is taking place the Para Canoe World Championships.
On the first day the Russian athlete from Krasnodar Region Larisa Volik won the gold medal in canoe among women VL3.
Larisa overcame the distance in 1 min. 06,262, second came the Ukrainian Natalia Lagutenko - 1: 06,397, and the bronze award went to the representative of Great Britain, Charlotte Henshaw - 1: 06,407.
Also on the first day of the competition Artem Voronkov (Nizhny Novgorod region) and Leonid Krylov (Moscow) among kayakers in the class KL3 reached the final part of the competition.
Another Muscovite Igor Korobeinikov got out of the fight for medals among kayakers in class KL2 in the semifinals.
The Russian Paralympic Committee is congratulating the Russian athlete Larisa Volik for winning the gold medal on the first day on the World Championships and wishes further success for the Russian team in the competition!
The Para Canoe is a paralympic sport that entered the Paralympic Games on 2016 in the Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The competitions are among men and women racing in individual races with kayaks (К-1) and canoes (V-1), separated in three functional classes L1, L2 and L3. The first races among athletes with physical impairments were carried out in 2009 at the World Championship in Halifax (Canada) and they gained a massive support from the part of the viewers and the sports society. At the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo (Japan) the athletes will battle for 9 sets of medals for persons with physical impairments.
Press Service of Russian Paralympic Committee