NZ Para canoeists race at World Championships from Wednesday – results and how to watch
The 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Para Canoe World Championships kick off in Canada this Wednesday 3rd August. Here’s everything you need to know about how to follow them.
2022 Para Canoe World Championships Results
|Heat: Men KL2 200m
|43.99, +1.12 behind first place
|Final: Men KL2 200m
|44.21, +1.23 behind first place
|Heat: Men KL3 200m
|43.14, +1.55 behind first place
|Semi-final: KL3 200m
|43.80, +0.90 behind first place
|Final: KL3 200m
|42.65, +0.97 behind first place
|Heat: Men VL3 200m
|53.43, +3.76 behind first place
|Semi-final: Men VL3 200m
|55.10, +2.10 behind first place
|Final: Men VL3 200m
|50.43, +3.29 behind first place
Which Para canoeists are at the 2022 World Championships?
There are three New Zealand Para canoeists at the 2022 World Championships: Paralympians Scott Martlew and Corbin Hart, and Para athlete Peter Cowan.
Scott competes in the KL2 classification.
Corbin competes in the KL3 classification.
Where do the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Para Canoe World Championships take place?
The 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships will take place on Lake Banook (Panuk) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (Mi’kma’ki).
How can you watch the 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint and Para Canoe World Championships?
This event will be livestreamed on Planet Canoe. Coverage starts at 1AM Thursday 4th August (NZST).
What time will the Para canoeists compete?
Men KL2 200m heat – Thursday 4th August 1.40am (NZST). UPDATE: finished 2nd in the heat in 43.99, earning a place in the final.
Men KL2 200m final – Sat 5th August 2.36am (NZST). UPDATE: won bronze in 44.21.
Men KL3 200m heat – Thursday 4th August 2.05am (NZST). UPDATE: finished 3rd in the heat in 43.14, earning a place in the semi-final.
Men KL3 200m semi-final – Thursday 4th August 6.10am (NZST). UPDATE: finished 2nd in semi-final in 43.80, earning a place in the final.
Men KL3 200m final – Saturday 6th August 2.52am (NZST). UPDATE: finished 5th in 42.65.
Men VL3 200m heat – Friday 5th August 1.25am (NZST). UPDATE: finished 4th in the heat in 53.43, earning a place in the semi-final.
Men VL3 200m semifinal – Friday 5th August 7.00am (NZST). UPDATE: finished 3rd in the semi-final in 55.10, earning a place in the final.
Men VL3 200m final – Sunday 7th August 1.04/1.44am (NZST).
Where can I find out more?
You can also check out the timetable and results on this link, or check out the official event webpage at canoe22.com.
What do the classifications in Para canoe mean?
Para canoeists can compete in two types of boat, kayak (K) and va’a (V). The kayak is propelled by a double blade paddle. The va’a is an outrigger canoe propelled by a single-blade paddle – this is called waka ama in New Zealand. Kayak classifications begin with KL and Va’a classifications begin with VL.
Kayak classifications: KL1, KL2 and KL3
- KL1 is for paddlers with highly affected movement in the trunk and legs. Paddlers balance and propel the boat using the arms, shoulders and upper half of the torso. They do not have muscle control around the hips or pelvis.
- KL2 is for paddlers with moderately affected movement in the hips and legs, the absence of two legs above the knee or one leg entirely. These paddlers have good control of the upper and lower body providing good balance. They propel the boat using the arms and trunk.
- KL3 paddlers have moderately affected movement affect in one leg, highly affected in one foot and ankle, or the absence of limbs. These paddlers have full power in the arms and torso, and are able to drive through the legs to propel the boat.
Va’a classifications: VL1, VL2 and VL3
- VL1 paddlers have highly reduced movement in the trunk and legs. These paddlers propel the boat almost exclusively using the arms and shoulders and use adaptations to balance the boat.
- VL2 is for paddlers with movement highly affected in the lower trunk and legs, moderately in the mid-trunk and legs, or the absence of legs. These paddlers have reduced balance and propel the boat just using the arms and torso.
- VL3 paddlers have a low reduction in movement to the lower trunk and legs, moderately affect movement in one leg, or the absence of limbs. These paddlers have slight leg imbalance but dynamic trunk function and control allowing for a high amounts of drive through the paddle.
Thanks to Lexi for the excellent explanations of the Para canoe classifications.