Péter Pál Kiss is set to go head-to-head with teammate Peter Suba in the KL1 ©ICF

Hungary's Péter Pál Kiss is set to return to the scene where he became a world champion at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Paracanoe World Cup in his home nation.

The ICF Paracanoe World Cup event in Szeged, the same venue that Kiss won gold at the 2019 World Championships in the men's KL1 200 metres, is scheduled to begin tomorrow.

Para-canoeing competitions have been suspended due to travel and social restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite international travel continuing to be restricted, there are several Paralympians and World Championship medallists involved in the event, which will be the only opportunity to race in globally this year.

Paralympic silver medallists Markus Swoboda of Austria and Kiss' teammate Róbert Suba are set to start, as are World Championship silver medallist Norberto Mourao of Portugal, Larisa Volik of Russia and World Championship bronze medallist Mariia Nikiforova, also of Russia.

Kiss and Suba will have an interesting battle in the KL1, which should be one of the main attractions of the event.

Suba was very close to Paralympic gold when the sport made its debut at Rio 2016, but he has also shown his worth at the World Championships with two silver medals.

Rising star Kiss has secured the European title prior to his World Championship win in Hungary last year.

Swoboda will have an opportunity to race without his biggest threat in the KL2, Australia's Paralympic and world champion Curtis McGrath, who defeated the Austrian to Paralympic gold in 2016.

Mourao made history last year when he won Portugal's first World Championship medal in the sport and will look to improve on his silver medal in the men's VL2 - an event that is set to make its debut at Tokyo 2020.

At last year's World Championships, Nikiforova earned a bronze medal in the women's VL2, finishing behind Britain's multiple world champion and Paralympic champion Emma Wiggs and silver medallist Susain Seipel of Australia - however, neither will compete.

France's Eddie Potdevin, who won silver in the men's VL3 at last year's European Championships will give Swoboda some competition in the event, while Potdevin's teammate Nelia Barbosa, also a European silver medallist, goes in the women's KL3.

In the women's VL3, Volik, the reigning European champion and World Championship silver medallist, heads in as the firm favourite.