CAOO Paddler Anja Pierce Wins Gold at the 2015 Paracanoe World Championships

Milan, Italy - Team USA got off to a strong start in the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships with two-time World Championship Medalist Anja Pierce (Pittsford, NY) winning a gold medal in the Women's VL3 200m event.

Starting the day in kayak where she qualified for tomorrow's Women's KL3 200m Final, Pierce switched to her canoe for the afternoon's Women's VL3 200m final. After previously winning World Championship silver and bronze medals in this event, Pierce was able to complete her collection today by winning gold. Joining her on the podium was Frances Bateman (Great Britain) and Aline Souza Lopes (Brazil).

> 2015 ICF World Championships in Milan, Italy
> VIDEO: 2015 Paracanoe sprint finals
> Learn more about Paracanoe and ICF classifications

NEW! Onit Ability Board

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CAOO was pleased to present the Onit Ability Board at the 18th Annual Adirondack Mountain Club Expo on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The Onit Abilty Board allows paddlers with disabilities to enjoy the sport of SUP (Stand Up Paddling). Paddlers who cannot step up onto the Board can be seated on an all terrain wheelchair on shore  and rolled up onto the Board using custom made ramps. The wheelchair is locked in place on the Board. Removable pontoons (amas) can be attached to the Board to provide extra stability.

Training for competition

CAOO is proud to support athletes who want to take their paddling to the next level and begin competing at the local, national, and international level.  We focus on recruiting and training local athletes, however CAOO has provided its paddling expertise to athletes in other parts of the country as well.

CAOO has a variety of racing boats available and will make the best match possible based upon the paddlers' interest and abilities. Contact president@adaptivecanoeing.org for more information.