Para-Rowing, formerly known as adaptive rowing, was introduced into the Paralympic program in 2005 and held its first Paralympic events in Beijing in 2008. Canada has competed at each of the Paralympic Games, winning its first medal at the Rio 2016 Games in the LTAMix4+. Curtis Halladay, Victoria Nolan, Meghan Montgomery, Andrew Todd and Kristen Kit won a bronze medal.
The next Paralympic Games will be held in Tokyo, Japan from August 25 to September 6, 2020.
For more on the Paralympic movement in Canada, see www.paralympic.ca.
Para-Rowing is uniquely integrated with FISA, and para-rowers participate alongside Olympic athletes at FISA World Cups and World Championship regattas each year.
In 2017, the race distance and sport classes were changed. Para-Rowing is currently divided into five boat classes: PR3 mixed coxed four (formerly LTAMix4+), PR3 mixed double sculls (formerly LTAMix2x), PR2 mixed double sculls (formerly TAMix2x), PR1 W1x (formerly ASW1x) and PR1 men’s single sculls (formerly ASM1x). The PR3 and PR2 boats are mixed gender. Races are now held over 2000 metres for all five events.
Canada at the Paralympic Games
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
LTAMix4+ - bronze
London 2012 Paralympic Games
ASW1x - 6th
LTAMix4+ - 7th
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
LTAMix4+ - 6th
TAMix2x - 11th
ASM1x - 11th