With seven medals at the Paracanoe World Championship in Milan and two newly-confirmed spots at the Paralympic Games; Team Brazil Paracanoeing have become serious contenders on the international scene.
From the moment a bomb took Curtis McGrath's legs in Afghanistan two and a half years ago, he resolved to stand on top of the podium at next year's Rio Paralympics.
Kierey advances from rank four to rank three due to the doping offence of Yuriy Kikhayev from Ukraine at the previous world championships in Moscow. Initially, the athlete, who had started as titleholder in the LTA division in the K1, came in fourth place on the Krylatskoye race course on the 8th of August 2014.
2014 was an amazing debut season for Curtis McGrath. He won gold in a record time in the V1 200 TA final at the ICF Paracanoe World Championships in Moscow.
The International Paralympic Committee has approved six Paracanoe kayak events for the 2016 Paralympic Games in the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
David was a 2000 Paralympic Games bronze medallist in swimming but it was canoeing that was his passion a decade on from his triumph at the Sydney Games.
Christine is Canada's double V1W World Champion (2010 – LTA/TA/A combined, 2011 – LTA) who won a further 3 silvers and 3 bronze at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships from 2009 to 2012.
Alana Nichols, who has won gold medals at the summer and winter Paralympic Games, is targeting a unique place in sporting history by attempting to qualify for the US para-canoe team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
With Claus Wotruba, the kayak athletes Christian and Dominik Mathes from Regensburg talk about their big goal: the Paralympics 2016 in Rio. Christian Mathes is proud owner of a world cup bronze medal. In 2016 the athlete from Regensburg wants to compete at the Paralympics in Brazil.
Interview with sprint athletes Viktoria Schwarz from Austria and Fernando Fernandes from Brazil.
By winning 2 golds at the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships Moscow in August, Great Britain's Jeanette Chippington now has 8 world titles to her name. After a solid season she looks back on Russia and her swimming days past as well as to the immediate future as the Rio Paralympics approach.