Currently ranked fourth in the world, he has his sights set on representing Australia at the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games.
Littlehales was born with congenital fibula hemimelia which is a rare limb deficiency in his right leg. As a result, his limb grew much slower than expected and was missing crucial ligaments and some bone. He has never used his leg as an excuse, always pushing forward to be the best.
At the age of 15, he made his Australian debut at the 2015 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Milan, Italy.
Boss Solar is now his 2021 paddle sponsor.
Boss Group marketing head, Madelyn Mills, says the company is striving to make positive contributions to society.
“One of the ways we do this is by sponsoring organisations, individuals and charities that positively affect the lives of everyday people. We are proud to be sponsoring Dylan and wish him luck in Tokyo. Look out for the Boss Solar logo on Dylan’s paddle at any of his training days or regattas!”
CAPTION: Dylan Littlehales with his Boss Solar paddle