Nevin Harrison will compete at the ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup  ©Getty Images

Olympic gold medallist Nevin Harrison will be among the participants at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Canoe Sprint Super Cup in Oklahoma City tomorrow.

The 19-year-old triumphed in the women’s C1 200 metres sprint event at Tokyo 2020, becoming the first American woman to win a canoe sprint gold medal.

Canadian silver medallist Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Ukraine’s bronze medallist Liudmyla Luzan are also confirmed starters.

Olympic silver medallist Adam Varga of Hungary will also compete.

He finished as runner-up to compatriot Balint Kopasz in the men’s K1 1,000m in Tokyo.

The invitational event features races over 350m and is designed to foster competition between sprinters and endurance racers.

Racing will take place at night in the Boathouse District of Oklahoma City in the United States.

The event had been scheduled for 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced its postponement.

Men’s and women’s races have been scheduled, as well as a mixed race.

Hungary's Adam Varga will compete at the event in Oklahoma City ©Getty Images
Hungary's Adam Varga will compete at the event in Oklahoma City ©Getty Images

There will also be a one-kilometre race which will feature a portage.

The ICF says the lighting at the course will give athletes a rare opportunity to race at night.

The Oklahoma City venue features a world-class 4000m race and training course and a $45 million (£33 million/€38 million) whitewater rafting and kayaking centre.

According to the ICF, the competition will enable athletes to maintain race fitness between the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and next month’s ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Copenhagen.

The inaugural ICF Super Cups were held in Barnaul, Russia, and Linyi, China, in 2019.