Nouria Newman (25)
Nouria Newman loves nothing more than whitewater kayaking. From freestyle, canoe slalom or steep creeking, she is at home in every type of whitewater and every kidn of boat. Racing has always been a big part of her kayaking world (freestyle junior World Champion in 2009, Slalom vice World Champion in 2013, Extreme Kayaking World Champion in 2013 and 2014), but for Nouria, nothing beats being out on natural and free-flowing rivers with friends.
BALKAN RIVERS TOUR 2
As a kayaker I’ve got nothing but love and respect for the river. It has brought me the happiest moments of my life – and the saddest one too – but there is no place I would rather be.
Rivers are like life. There are only so many lines and options. Everyone has to make their own choices and take their own path but once you put on, there is no turning back once you’re going down with the flow. The past can’t be changed but by protecting our rivers, the places we live or our fundamental values, we protect our options for the future.
I wish to live in a world where we still have options and where we can still make choices. And where the rivers are still flowing. The Balkan Rivers Tour is helping to protect these rivers and keeping our options open and our rivers free-flowing.