Rafting’s best battle it out in Indonesia

By Reynold Sumayku

The Indonesian U23 Women’s Team put up a brave fight on the Citarik River in West Java, but ultimately lost out to the Brazilians in the Head-to-Head (H2H) race at the 2015 World Rafting Championships.

The championships were taking place in Southeast Asia the first time and were held between November 30-December 8.


Brazil won the H2H after an intense battle with the host team, and also won in the Sprint and Downriver disciplines, ensuring their gold medal.

 In the men’s competition, Brazil bagged the gold medal for Open Men. New Zealand took second while Argentina secured the bronze. The gold medal for Open Women went to Czech Republic, followed by New Zealand and Japan.

In the Masters categories, the Kiwi men secured gold with Czech Republic second, followed by Indonesia. There were only four Master Women teams: New Zealand secured the gold here too, followed by the Czech Republic, Norway, and Russia.