A rising star in Para-canoe, Dylan Littlehales made his Australian team debut as a diminutive 15-year-old, hitting international waters for the first time at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint and Para-canoe World Championships in Milan, Italy. Although he was the youngest competitor by three years and the youngest in his classification by five, Dylan raced strongly to record a top eight result in the B final of the men’s 200m KL3.

First introduced to Para-canoe by his uncle Mike Druce, the coach of the Australian canoe slalom team, who told him Para-canoe had been added to the program for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Dylan leapt at the opportunity to represent his country and quickly set about learning the ropes.

Through hard work and raw talent, it did not take the Kariong local long to prove to selectors he was worthy of his place on the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team. …

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Date of birth
2 November 1999
Sport
Para-canoe
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Lower limb dysmelia
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Kariong, NSW
Occupation
Student
Started competing
2014
First competed for Australia
2015
Sport career highlights

Competing at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint and Para-canoe World Championships in Milan, Italy

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-canoe Discipline: 200m Classification: KL3

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