Asuman 1 started out as a builder before tempting to try out kayaking in 2014. He hasn’t gone back to building after finding a new passion. Asuman started as a trainee and has now been promoted as a safety kayaker after proving to have a strong personality, good basic kayaking skills and the ability to spot swimmers. He has 5 brothers and 3 sisters. His favorite rapid is the Nile special wave because of its funny name.