Para-canoe and Para-rowing added to Munich 2022 programme
European Championships Munich 2022 has announced that para-canoe and para-rowing will be featured on their programme.
Mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter said: “I think the idea of the European Championships is terrific. In 2022 we will finally have another major sporting event in Munich with fascinating and exciting competitions. We also expressly support the integration of para competitions in canoe racing and rowing. Equality and social justice are more important than ever today. Discrimination and exclusion have no place in our society. Sport is setting the best example.”
12 competitions will be held in Para-canoeing, with a further four taking place in Para-rowing. The organisers stated that the two disciplines will add to the diversity of the event.
Men’s and women’s Para-canoeists will contest the VL1, VL2 and VL3 200 metres events, with the CL1, CL1 and KL3 competitions also featuring on the programme of the Games due to take place between August 11 and 21 next year. Men’s and women’s PR1 fixed-one events feature on the Para-rowing programme, which is completed by the PR2 mixed doubles and PR3 mixed foursome events, reports Inside the Games.
Bavarian Minister of the Interior, Sport and integration Joachim Herrmann stressed: “The European Championships 2022 are well on the way to becoming a major international sports festival that will be remembered for a long time. The decision to include Para sports in the programme is spot on. The move underlines the unifying function of sport and brings even more variety to the already highly attractive event.”
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