11 August 2019 - 20:48
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Iran female kayaker to attend 2019 World Champs

Rasht, Aug 11, IRNA – Female kayaker Elnaz Shafieiyan from Iran’s Gilan Province will take part in 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships to receive 2020 Summer Olympics quota.

Head of public relations department of Gilan’s Sport and Youth said on Sunday that Elnaz Shafieiyan is one of the national team’s athletes who are going to compete on calm water in the Olympics.

Morteza Varzaldoost added that the athlete will compete in women’s 200m and 500m single-kayak.

He went on to say that other two Iranian athletes will participate in double kayak of the event.

The 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships will be held in Szeged, Hungary from 21 to 25 August 2019.

Canoeing is a sport or recreational activity which involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle. In some parts of Europe, canoeing refers to both canoeing and kayaking, with a canoe being called an Open canoe.

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

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