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Para-canoeist Prachi Yadav , first female to bring Bronze for India in the Paracanoe World Cup

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: May 30, 2022 5:00 PM

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• Prachi Yadav first indian canoeist won Paracanoe World Cup
• Won bronze medal in VL2 Women’s 200m
• Paracanoe World Cup is held in Poznan, Poland

Paralympian Prachi Yadav made history by becoming the first canoeist from India to win a bronze medal in the VL2 Women’s 200m in the Paracanoe World Cup held in Poznan, Poland.

Prachi Yadav came third in VL2 Women’s 200m< /h3>

Prachi Ydav who is the para-canoeist from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh became the first Indian to qualify for and reach the final in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo last year in 2021, came third in the VL2 Women’s 200m in 1:04.71 to leave behind Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Susan Seipel of Australia who bagged gold and Brianna Hennessy of Canada, who bagged silver. Seipel won the VL2 women’s 200m in 1:01.54 while Henessy finished in 1:01.58 in the final held on May 29.

Also marked with the performance of Manish Kaurav and Manjeet Singh

The Paracanoe World Cup in Poznan, started on May 26 and ended on May 29, turned out to be a great outing for India. It was marked by the best performance of Manish Kaurav in KL3 Men 200m and Manjeet Singh in VL2 Men 200m who reached the finals for the first time in the history of the sport in India.

Jaideep , who also made a great efforts in VL3 Men’s 200m category as he reached the semifinal.

Tokyo 2020 gold medallist and London 2012 wheelchair basketball gold medallist Edina Muller of Germany claimed the KL1 women’s 200 metres gold at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Paracanoe World Cup in Poznan.

Muller, who took up canoeing in 2014, crossed the line in 53.87 sec.

Two-time world champion Maryna Mazhula of Ukraine came in second in 54.08 before Brianna Hennessy of Canada bagged bronze in 54.88. Germany triumphed in the women’s KL2 200m thanks to Anja Adler who raced to finish in 52.17. Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Susan Seipel of Australia placed second in 53.27 before Natalia Lahutenko finished third in 54.95.

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