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Malabar River Festival 2016: And Here Are The Winners!

Malabar River Festival 2016: And Here Are The Winners!

White Water Kayaking is still a recreational sport in India. To make it interesting and more adventurous, the Malabar River Festival in Kerala calls in many paddlers to Iruvanjhipuzha and Chalipuzha Rivers to compete with each other. Termed as Asia’s Biggest Kayaking festival, this year the extreme adventure competition in God’s Own Country had events for Kayakers of all levels. A fun event held on 29-31st July had some quirky titles for it winners like ‘The Rapid Rajah’ and 'The Rapid Rani' who were the paddlers that won the Super Finals.   Malabar River Festival 2016 Malabar River Festival 2016 This one hell of a crazy Kayaking competition came to an end with the winning Kayakers having a fun elephant ride.

Here’s a list of all the winners at Malabar River Festival:

Slalom (Expert Category)

1. Callum Strong (UK) Callum Strong Callum Strong 2. Rishi Rana (India)   Rishi Rana Rishi Rana 3.  Joe Rea-Dickins (UK) Joe Rea-Dickins Joe Rea-Dickins  

Boater Cross (Expert Category)

1. Callum Strong (UK) 2.Rishi Rana (India) 3. Micheal Waddington (UK)  

Downriver Time Trials (Expert Category)

1. Callum Strong (UK) 2. James Edward Smith (UK) James Edward Smith James Edward Smith 3. Rishi Rana(India)

Under-18 (Expert)

1.Neeraj Singh Mehra Neeraj Singh Mehra Neeraj Singh Mehra 2.Ayyappan Shyam   Ayyappan Shyam Ayyappan Shyam

Indian Subcontinent Best Paddlers

1. Rishi Rana 2. Sanjay Rana Bhoota Sanjay Rana Bhoota 3. Balam Singh Rana Balam Singh Rana Balam Singh Rana 4. Narendra Singh / Naveen Shetty Narendra Singh Narendra Singh Naveen Shetty Naveen Shetty

Intermediate Category

1. Nishtul Jose 2. Ishan Byotra Ishan Byotra Ishan Byotra 3. Nidhin Das Nidhin Das Nidhin Das

Best Female Paddler (Indian)

Reshmi Ramesh

Best Female Paddlers (Expert Category)

1. Beth Morgan Beth Morgan Beth Morgan 2. Sarah Waddington 3. Louise Clutton Louise Clutton Louise Clutton  

Rapid Rani : Beth Morgan

Rapid Rajah : Joe Rea-Dickins

Rapid Rani : Beth Morgan Rapid Rajah : Joe Rea-Dickins Rapid Rani : Beth Morgan
Rapid Rajah : Joe Rea-Dickins  

A Hearty congratulations to all these winners! Keep Winning, Keep Kayaking!

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