After a challenging and intense week of races, the award ceremony on the last day crowned the World Rafting Champions of the Women, Mix and Para Rafting categories.
Italy 2, Women overall Champions
With 292 points, scored with two golds in RX and Slalom and a silver in the Downriver, Italy 2 is the overall Champion of the Women category: Christa Gruber, Francesca Leonardi, Miriam Waldboth and Martina Bonomi.
Second overall place to Letizia Lauri, Elodie Lumignon, Gaia Mascarello and Carlotta Scalvino of Italy 1 Women team, with 278 points.
Third overall place to Amélie Latouche, Angèle Murzeau, Louise Grigny, Marleen Koninckx and Marie Tessier of France 1, with 219 points.
Italy 1, Para Rafting overall Champions
In the Para Rafting category, that for the first time competed in the same rapids of the other categories, Italy 1 took the overall gold.
Marco Montagna, Riccardo Novella, Carlo Benciolini and Nicola Speri scored 290 points, with a first place in RX and Downriver and a second place in Slalom.
Second overall place to Abel Aber, Latimer Latimer, Hugo Latimer and Benjamin Pillerault of France 1, with 280 points.
Third overall place to Massimo Giandinoto, Rosario Sperandini, Damiano Casazza and Rinaldo Veneroni of Italy 2, with 240 points.
France 1, Mix overall Champions
Last but not least the Mix category crowned the hosts Marion Delorme, Coralie Yebenes, Cyril Audoit and Kevin Gix the overall Champions with 258 points. France 1 got the gold medal in the Slalom, the silver medal in the RX and got a ninth place in the Downriver.
Second overall place to Kiki Roeling, Benita Gober, Xandar van Os, Roel Bakker and Mark de Wit, the RX winners of Netherlands, with 248 points.
Third overall place to Sara Amonini, Valentina Volo, Nicholas Gheno and Mattia Felini of Italy 1, with 244 points.
The world Champions have been awarded by the WRF President Danilo Barmaz, the FFCK President Jean Zoungrana and the FFCK Technical Director Gianni Cappai, and raised the White Card of Peace and Sport.
The White Card, symbol of peace, raised on the podium at the World Rafting Champs
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The WRF President declared closed the 2021 World Rafting Championship, in the centre of L'Argentière-la-Bessée.
We thank everyone who took part in this event, that was not only a week of race: during these days the Responsible of the WRF Judical Commission leaded a 2 days judges' workshop in the WRF Centre of Excellence, in order to be fully prepared for the event;
furthermore the V level guide Mr David Alemanni organised a meeting for the team leaders about the criticality of river training, discussing the different vewpoints and then practising in the last part of the slalom course on Durance.
We look forward to meet you all by the river again, paddling together.