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by Chloe Tippett “THE FORMATION OF THE CALIFORNIA POPPIES” I GREW UP on the river. My parents met 30 years ago as guides and raised me and my brother as whitewater kids. Today, our family owns a rafting company, Coloma Lotus Whitewater. Growing up I had a vague awareness that raft racing was a thing.
On Saturday, September 17, the “Aleksa Kojadinović” Memorial Rafting Competition and Euro Cup was held in Priboj on the Lim River, in the R4 category in all four disciplines (slalom, sprint, parallel sprint, downhill). Four teams took part: SRK Bosna Zenica from the town of the same name, Lim Lučice from Prijepolje, SU Soko Lim
The organiser had somethings to say about the event: “Last sunday, 11th of september, the Basque Association of Beach Tennis and Minority Sports, the Basque Rafting section, organized in Itxassou, in France, French Basque Country the I.Basque Country Championship of Rafting (Downriver). There we went 8 young from to do a rafting race, the I.
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