When he was just 14 years old, Dylan Littlehales had his first training session in a kayak. Just one year later he made his Australian team debut at the World Championships. Dylan was first made aware of the opportunity to compete in Para-canoe after his uncle Mike Druce, coach of the Australian Canoe Slalom team, told him the sport had been added to the Paralympic programme for Rio 2016. While Dylan had paddled in his uncle’s slalom boats growing up, he had focussed most of his athletic abilities into swimming. Soon after taking a leap to try Para-canoe, he joined Avoca Kayak Club near his Central Coast home, and now trains there under coaches David Birt and Paul Hutchinson. Starting off his first competition season with a bang, Dylan finished the 2014/15 Flat Water Sprint Series with a silver medal in the open men’s 200m, as well as bronze medals… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Lower limb dysmelia
Sport
Canoe
How acquired
Birth and multiple operations
Date of Birth
November 2, 1999
Home
Kariong, NSW
Occupation
Student
Started Competing
2014
First Competed for Australia
2015
Career Highlights

Competing at the 2015 World Championships

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Canoe Disciplines: 200m Sprint Classification: KL3