Paracanoe in Queensland

In Australia, Paracanoe was developed following the demonstration in 2009 and as part of the effort to gain inclusion for the 2016 Paralympics, Australia searched for an athlete and trained them to an International level.  David Rolfe (QLD) was Australia’s first representative and since then the number of athletes participating and competing within Australia has continued to increase.  In 2012, Kara Kennedy of Queensland became the first medallist for Australia with a bronze in the women’s A K1 200m.

David Rolfe

Kara Kennedy