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British para-canoeists take six golds

The Great Britain Para-canoe team are celebrating after taking a large haul of medals at the Paracanoeing Sprint World Championships in Russia.

The event, which is taking place in Moscow this year, sees Britain top the table at the peak competition for para-paddlers on the world scene.

The first gold of the final day came from Anne Dickins, who took the title in the K1 (LTA) 200m event. Paddling the course in just 49.7 seconds, she became the first ever para-canoeist to paddle a 200m course in under 50 seconds.

The 47-year-old said that she really enjoyed the race, going on to say:

“I worked so hard over the winter in every way you can possibly imagine. It’s lovely to feel that hard work actually means something.”

With the six gold medals, along with thee silver medals and a host of bronze and semi-final qualifications, it is the best result at the World Championships ever for the British paddlers. According to GB Canoeing, the competitors agreed that the constant evolution of the sport has been boosted by UK Sport Lottery Funding.

However, the increased accessibility to canoeing in the UK, along with the interest generated from the Paralympics and greater accessibility to clubs, has also helped move the situation along.

From the Thames to the River Dee in Chester, where canoe hire helps people get into the sport easily, there are increasing efforts to get as many people interested in the sport as possible, whether they are able-bodied or otherwise.