Paracanoeists got the chance to compete on the course for Paris 2024 at the Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium ©ICF

Paralympic champions Emma Wiggs of Britain and Curtis McGrath of Australia were among the gold medallists at the International Canoe Federation Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup in Paris.

The event is acting as a test event for Paris 2024 as competitors took to the water at the Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium which is set to stage the sport during next year’s Paralympics.

Wiggs, a gold medallist at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, overcame strong winds to capture the World Cup title in the women’s VL2 class.

Australia’s Susan Seipel claimed silver, with Canada’s Brianna Hennessy bagging bronze.

"That was wavy and windy, it was pretty brutal and I’m hoping it’s not going to be like that if I am lucky enough to be here next year," said Wiggs.

"It’s an amazing feeling.

"I think the venue has great potential, hopefully they’ll get some more stands up and make it a bit more sheltered, but I think they will be able to put on a great Games from what I’ve seen so far."

McGrath swept to victory in the women’s KL2 category – an event he has two Paralympic golds and five world titles in.

The Australian got the better of New Zealand’s Scott Martlew who finished second, while Austria’s Markus Swoboda took third.

"It’s obviously nice to be here and experiencing the real thing, but it is a little bit difficult, there’s quite a bit of chop out there, but it’s nice to get a hit out against some of the world’s best," said McGrath.

"You have to prepare for all scenarios, and it can always get worse, so having the opportunity to race here with conditions like this, and to see it at its worst, and maybe at its best as well, I think on a good day it’s going to be a phenomenal course."

Britain’s Hope Gordon was another winner on the water as she backed up her success at the World Championships to win women’s VL3 gold.

Compatriot Charlotte Henshaw took silver, while Brazil’s Mari Santilli bagged bronze.

Competition is due to continue tomorrow.