The lush greenery of Costa Rica the Linda Vista section of the Rio Pacuare served as the breathtaking backdrop for the second stage of the Costa Rica's National Championships. This challenging stretch of river witnessed fierce competition, culminating in the crowning of champions across all the categories.
In the male division, the Fortuna Team emerged victorious, claiming the top spot with an impressive 288 points. Following closely behind were the Pejiballe Team in second place with 282 points, and the Pacuare Team securing the third position with 240 points. The Exploradores Team and La Suiza Team claimed the fourth and fifth spots, with 225 and 206 points, respectively. Notably, the sixth position was secured by the team of Italian athletes coming from Aosta Valley, named Dora in homage to the river that hosted the 2018 World Championships, amassing a total of 126 points.
The female category witnessed a gripping battle, with the Chicas del Pacuare dominating with a remarkable 292 points, securing the first position. The Monarcas claimed a commendable second place with 278 points, showcasing the intense competition among the women's teams.
In the mixed category, Ticos Mixto emerged as the frontrunners, clinching the first position with a perfect score of 300 points. The Pejiballe Mixto secured the second spot with a strong performance, amassing 270 points.
Above the summary scores from the 1st and 2nd stage of the National Champs 2024. Congratulations everyone - as the teams celebrate their victories, the Rio Pacuare remains a testament to the enduring thrill and adventure that rafting brings to this vibrant sporting landscape.