Congratulations to British Canoeing pair Tim Lodge and Claire O’Hara, who have been appointed onto the ICF athlete Committee.
Tim Lodge, who competed at the 2015 World Championships in Milan, takes up a Paracanoe position on the committee, whilst two time canoe freestyle World Champion Claire O’Hara occupies her discipline’s place.
The ICF Executive Committee and Board of Directors confirmed Tim and Claire alongside another two athletes who cover canoe marathon and the second paracanoe spot.
The four remaining places from canoe sprint and canoe slalom will be voted on at the discipline’s respective World Championships by the athletes participating in the events.
The ICF Athletes Committee represents the athletes and cooperates with other technical committees, whilst providing a voice within the ICF to benefit the athletes.
Speaking on his recent appointment onto the committee, Tim Lodge said:
“I am extremely pleased and proud of my appointment as the Paracanoe representative at the International Canoe Federation Athletes Committee.
“Our sport is still relatively young and there is much progress to be made to get out sport recognized internationally not only within the canoeing community but also to a wider audience.”
He added: “The performance standards are high, we showed the world what a great competitive sport we are in Rio and I want to take this, listen to what all the athletes want globally and drive our sport on to a bright, competitive and equal future.”
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