SHIKHA CHOUHAN AND IVAN KOSATHOV WIN THE KAYAKING CHAMPIONSHIP IN KOZHIKODE
The International Water Kayaking Championship, a part of the seventh edition of the Malabar river festival was held in Iruvanhi river at Pulikkayam on Sunday. Ivan Kosathov of Russia bagged the first place in men’s category while Shikha Chouhan won in the women’s. They were crowned the rapid Raja and rapid Rani of the Malabar river festival 2019. The winners were declared by calculating the overall points scored by them in the three-day event. As many as one hundred and forty kayakers, from 9 different countries, participated in various categories at the championship. Apart from Kerala, kayakers from 9 Indian states conjointly participated within the event held at Iruvanhi and Chalippuzha rivers. Separate events for beginners, intermediate kayakers and professionals were conducted.