Turkey Rafting Championship 1st leg Mile Team selection races started in Rize. The races in the Fırtına Valley, Recep Yazıcıoğlu Canoe and Rafting Track are held by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Turkish Rafting Federation with the participation of 40 clubs and 50 athletes from 350 provinces.
Rafting Turkey Championship 09st Foot Races, organized by the Turkish Rafting Federation in Ardeşen between 13-2021 June 1, Rize Governor Kemal Ceber, Chief Advisor to the President Gülşen ORHAN, District Governor Ekrem ÇEÇEN, Mayor Avni KAHYA, Rafting Federation President Fikret YARDIMCI and Ardeşen District Protocol started with a ceremony held in front of the District Governor's Office with their participation.
In the organization, which also attracted the attention of the citizens and witnessed colorful images, the athletes will struggle to achieve the best grade and to be selected for the national team. At the end of the three-day championship, the winners will represent Turkey in the races in France.
In his speech at the opening program, Governor Kemal Ceber stated that the excitement of the athletes and participants made him very happy and said, "First of all, I commemorate our Governor, Recep Yazıcıoğlu, who guided me to this profession and is one of the important names of our country, which I value very much, with mercy and gratitude. Naming this track after him is an indication of how loyal the people of our region are.
In addition to this, we experience another happiness. As our other speakers have stated, we have come a long way in the pandemic process. This is very encouraging news. But we must not forget that the pandemic continues. We should not give up the measures in these events that we organize during the controlled normalization process. We say health first. ' he said.
Continuing his speech, Governor Ceber talked about the beauties of Rize and said, “We are honored to host all our guests in Rize, the green and blue capital. Rize is a very special city with its natural, cultural and historical values, each square meter of which has a different beauty. Besides, the most important thing is our President of Rize, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his hometown. On behalf of myself, I am very proud and proud to represent our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his hometown. “He said and wished success to all the athletes.
After the speeches, the Turkish Rafting Championship was started by the Chief Advisor to the President Gülşen Orhan.