2020 Paddlers Awards Winners – Nouria Newman (Female Paddler of the Year)
And the winner is… in the Female category: Nouria Newman (France). France, Italy, Austria, Norway, Iceland, despite real difficulty to travel in 2020, Nouria managed to explore new rivers, run first descents, re-visit and document classics, discover news ways to enjoy the river, and above all push the sports always further. This year again, and for the third straight year, there is no discussion when announcing Nouria Newman, the 2020 Female paddler of the Year.
Marian Saether (Nor), Rush Sturges (Usa), Kalob Grady (Can), John Haines (Uk), Vavra Hradilek (Cz Rep.), Anna Bruno (Usa), Mike krutyansky (Russia), Joaquim Fontane (Catalunya), Ben Stooksberry (Usa), Jacques Gilardone (Italy), Mira Kodada (Cz rep.), Shane Benedict (Usa), Clay Wright (Usa), John Grace (Usa)
Each member of the jury gives his winner in each category. Contenders with the most votes win their category.