Günaydın World Rafting Champs!
23 men, 12 women and 13 mix teams from the whole World of Rafting woke up in Tunceli, surrounded by the limestone massif of Middle-East Anatolia, where the 3rd level river Munzur runs through green valleys under a clear sky, blue as the 10 degrees water.
Rafters from 3 continents arrived yesterdaty at Elazig Airport, flying thanks to the Official Event Partner Turkish Airlines that provided a discount to every National team participating: Armenia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, France, Georgia, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.
This morning rafters first paddled in the Venue, built last winter by the Turkish Rafting Federation, where Munzur river in flood flows through 2 semi artificial parallel sections, for Training and Race. The downriver has been tested in the afternoon by the teams, divided in 2 groups, and it is 4 kms long through grassy hills, 950 meters above the sea level.
Now athletes are waiting for the Parade and the Opening Ceremony that will be live at 20.30 on WRF YouTube Channel. Follow us!