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Polish national paracanoe training camp starts tomorrow

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Tomorrow, Poland’s national paracanoe team is scheduled to start a three day training camp at Centralny Ośrodek Medycyny Sportowej in Warsaw. The camp is being held ahead of the start of the 2015 international paracanoe season, with the idea of preparing Polish paddlers for the  2016 Summer Paralympics qualifying campaign.

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To qualify for Rio, competitors need to finish in the top six in a Paralympic medal event at the 2015 ICF  Paracanoe World Championships scheduled for mid-August in Milan, Italy.  Their other option for qualifying is to finish in the top four in a Paralympic medal event at the 2016 ICF Paracanoe World Championships in May 2016 in Duisburg, Germany.

 

Last year, Poland sent a delegation to compete in the Moscow, Russia hosted 2016 ICF Paracanoe World Championships. Jakub Tokarz was disqualified from the K1 (A) men’s 200 meter race. Kamila Kubas finished fourth in the K1 (A) women’s 200 meter race in a time of 01:04.290. Katarzyna Leskiewicz had a time of 01:08.653 for a fourth place finish in the final of the V1 (A) women’s 200 meter race.

 

Lucyna Juchiewicz finished sixth in the K1 (LTA) women’s 200 meter second heat with a time of 01:00.531. In the semifinal, she finished fourth with a time of 00:58.902. Mateusz Surwilo finished third in third heat of the K1 (LTA) men’s 200  meter race with a time of 00:42.672.  He improved his placing to finish second with a time of 00:43.041 in semifinal 1.   Miroslaw Rosinski finished sixth in the  V1 (LTA) men’s 200 meter Final A race with a time of 00:52.956. Katarzyna Leskiewicz finished eighth in the  V1 (LTA) women’s 200 meter final with a time of 01:08.919.

 

Paulina Rutkowska finished fourth in heat 2 of the K1 (TA) women’s 200 meter race with a time of 00:58.905.  In heat 1 of the V1 (TA) women’s 200 race, she finished fourth with a time of 01:12.050.  In the semifinal of the K1 (TA) women’s 200 meter race, she finished first with a time of 01:00.897.  In the semifinal of the V1 (TA) women’s 200  meter race, she finished first with a time of 01:11.912.  In the final of the K1 (TA) women’s 200 meter race, she finished seventh in a time of 00:57.361.  In the A Final of the V1 (TA) women’s 200 meter race, she finished ninth with a time of 01:11.070.

 

Tomasz Mozdzierski finished with a time of 00:52.722 for a third place finish in heat 2 of the V1 (TA) men’s 200 meter race.  He also finished first in the K1 (TA) men’s 200 meter semifinal race with a time of 00:47.283.  In the final of the V1 (TA) men’s 200 meter, he finished fourth with a time of 00:52.516.  In the final of K1 (TA) men’s 200 meter race, he sixth with a time of 00:44.662.

 

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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