The IFSC is pleased to welcome Tamaris Higham to the Communications Team, who will be taking on the role of Communications Assistant in the exciting run up to the 2020 Olympics.
Bassa Mawem soared to France’s 2nd Speed season title of 2018 at the last IFSC World Cup of the year in Xiamen, China, and Aries Susanti Rahayu (INA) rose to 2nd place on the season podium. In Lead, Domen Skofic (SLO) executed to stand on the season podium and Jessica Pilz (AUT) also won gold in Xiamen.
Now in its 8th year, the annual Women’s Climbing Symposium (WCS) continues to grow and inspire action.
On October 24th, the IFSC Executive Board met to discuss ongoing projects and developments in the IFSC at its monthly teleconference.
After months of elite Sport Climbing, the IFSC World Cup season concludes next weekend in Xiamen, China, the 7th Lead and 8th Speed events.
Janja Garnbret (SLO), Anouck Jaubert (FRA) and Jakob Schubert (AUT) clinched season titles at the penultimate IFSC World Cup of 2018 in Wujiang, China, and Aspar Jaelolo and Aries Susanti Rahayu won Indonesia two gold medals. Romain Desgranges (FRA) and Jain Kim (KOR) also excelled in Wujiang.
Due to severe weather, the Lead finals at IFSC World Cup Wujiang were cancelled today when unexpected heavy rain created an uneven playing field during the round.
REEL ROCK 13 debuts in Boulder, Colorado (USA), on November 1st, and Up to Speed is among the climbing films to be featured. Up to Speed dives into Speed climbing, one of three Sport Climbing disciplines comprising the Combined format of the recent Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 and upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games closed yesterday evening at the Youth Olympic Village in Buenos Aires, capping off 12 days of competition with 4,000 athletes and 8,000 volunteers and what IOC President Thomas Bach referred to as "truly the Youth Olympic Games of the new era."
After months of world-class climbing at IFSC World Cups all around the globe, the Lead, Speed and Overall season podiums will soon be decided at the final events in Wujiang and Xiamen, China.
Six Youth Olympians were awarded the first medals for Sport Climbing in an Olympic context last week, a historic victory for Sport Climbing and the climax of multiple memorable moments in Buenos Aires.
It was with a heavy heart that the IOC announced the death of Mr Patrick BAUMANN, IOC Member in Switzerland, in Buenos Aires, this Sunday.
Combined qualifications at the first Youth Olympic Games for Sport Climbing in Buenos Aires continued today with 21 male athletes from 16 countries, all vying for a spot in the 6-man final.
21 women athletes from 15 countries took to the climbing walls in the Urban Park venue today, beginning the Sport Climbing competition. Athletes climbed in the order of Speed, Bouldering and then Lead and were ranked by the combination of their results, with only the top 6 athletes advancing to finals.