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Hungary Open Women
Racing

Multi-talented Hungary Open Women ready to race

The last time the Hungary Open Women’s team were in Banja Luka they won a Silver medal in Sprint in Euro Rafting Champs 2019. So they are happily looking forward to returning to this great location for World Rafting Champs 2022. Multi-talented In the team competing at this World Championship they have rafting guides and

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Vrbas and Tara
Racing

What else to do in Vrbas and Tara regions

Soon rafters from around the world will be racing together again on the Vrbas and Tara Rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina! First they will be gathering in Banja Luka and then Foča in the Republic of Srpska. After a three year break from World Rafting Championships everyone is itching to get there and enjoy what is

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Mandala team
Racing

Mandala Team hailing from Argentina

The Mandala Team are five friends hailing from the Mendoza region of Argentina and ready to represent their country as the Open Women’s team. The team is made up of Agua Leiva, Pascua Pithod, Antonella Urbina, Daniela Maldonado and Denise Martinez. They all got into rafting in their adolescence. At the moment they are all

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Racing

Snapping at a chance for more gold, AUS Crocs head to Bosnia

The Junior Men’s team for the event in Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of 4 of the original 6-man team from WRC 2019, Liam, Justin, Cooper & Jacob – the AUS CROCS! The team originally came together in September of 2017 after they heard that Australia would be the host of the World Rafting Championship 2019

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Racing

Local Dajak Klub teams ready to welcome rafters from around the world

Dajak Klub are keepers of the Banja Luka traditional Dajak boats, and this year they have two local teams at this, their local World Rafting Championships. They are competing with an Open Men’s team and a Masters Men’s team. In the Open Men’s team it is Dragan Babić, Igor Studen, Dejan Markovic and Djorđe Trninić.

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Anti-Doping course mandatory
Anti Doping

WADA Anti-Doping course mandatory for WRC 2022 athletes

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officially accepted the IRF as a signatory of the WADA Code in October last year. This historic step is in alignment with the IRF’s strategy of making rafting a more officially recognised sport in the international sporting world. The IRF is unequivocally opposed, on ethical and medical grounds, to the

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USAID BiH
Guide / Safety

USAID BiH supports raft guides for safety at WRC 2022

Today, 24 candidates started their training for the IRF Guide Training & Education (GTE) raft guide qualification as part of the support that USAID BiH Sustainable Tourism Development Project has provided to the hosts of the 2022 World Rafting Championships (WRC). Following the course, all candidates will get the unique opportunity to support the official

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Croatia U19 Men
Racing

Croatia U19 Men hail from Slunj

The Croatia U19 Men’s team is part of the Kayak Canoe Club “Rastocki Mlinari”. They are situated in the small city of Slunj which is located on three rivers: Mreznica, Korana, and Slunjcica, and all of them are great for water activities such as kayaking and rafting. Most of their training though is held on

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Meet your BOD - Sue
Development

Get to know your BOD – Sue Liell-Cock

Sue Liell-Cock was a part of the IRF founding group who met in Augsburg, Germany in May 1997. She became Secretary General in 1998 and has been holding that position since then, working with three Presidents – first Peter Micheler, then Rafael Gallo and now Joe Willis Jones. We spoke to Sue to find out

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