NSWIS Para-canoeist, Dylan Littlehales, has been officially selected to represent Australia at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
The Paralympics Australia announcement made on Saturday confirmed the Central Coast local as one of four athletes on the Para-canoe Team for Tokyo.
After making his Paralympic debut in Rio at just 16 years of age, the NSWIS scholarship holder has had five years of training to prepare for his second Games, with the extra year only seeming to benefit the rising star. The 21-year-old will now compete in Tokyo Games as the youngest of the para-canoe squad by twelve years.
“I’m extremely honoured to be named in the Paralympics Australia squad to represent Australia in Japan for the 2020(1) Paralympics,” Dylan posted to his official Instagram account.
“I’m so very appreciative of everyone who has supported me on this journey.”
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Dylan will be joined by fellow Paralympians Curtis McGrath, AJ Jennings and Susan Seipel; all three of whom also made their debuts at Rio 2016. The team are hoping the shared experience of Rio, as well as the Test Event in late 2019, will provide a collective understanding of what to expect coming into Tokyo.