Press release: 2022 SUP titles to showcase world best

Almost 500 athletes from 42 countries will take part in this week’s International Canoe Federation Stand Up Paddling World Championships in Gdynia, Poland.
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The third ICF world titles has once again attracted athletes from around the globe, and will feature sprint, technical and long distance races for elite, junior and masters paddlers.

USA’s Connor Baxter, Australia’s Michael Booth and French paddlers Noic Garioud and Titouan Puyo are among the ICF world champions who will be aiming to add to their gold medal tally in Gdynia this week.

“There is a real sense of excitement among the athletes already here in Gdynia as opening day draws closer,” ICF SUP committee chair, Naomi Horvath, said.

“It’s pleasing to see a lot of new faces here this week, alongside athletes who are preparing for their third ICF world championships. We should some incredible races over the five days of competition.

“The ocean venue looks incredible. Our Polish hosts are really going all out to make sure this will be an event the athletes, support staff and fans will cherish forever.”

Four countries will make their ICF SUP world championships debut this week, with starters from Belgium, Croatia, Finland and Singapore. There will also be a ten-strong team from Ukraine.

Two-time American world champion, Fiona Wylde, has been unable to enter because of shoulder surgery, but has been announced as the ambassador for the ICF’s first ever Special Olympics event. The training clinic and “SUP Dragon” race will be held on the opening day of competition.

The 2022 ICF SUP World Championships begin on Wednesday and finish on Sunday.


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