7 years after the IFSC Youth World Championships in Edinburgh, top sport climbing athletes return to the capital city of Scotland for IFSC World Cup Edinburgh, the fifth Lead and Speed event of 2017. The event will take place on September 23-24 alongside the second Paraclimbing Cup of the season.
IFSC President Marco Scolaris is in Lima, Peru, for the 130th IOC Session, taking place from September 13-16. The Session kicked-off with the opening ceremony yesterday in the Gran Teatro Nacional of the Peruvian capital. The members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were welcomed by IOC President Thomas Bach and President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and a special show was staged for the guests.
The IFSC Youth World Championships concluded with the Combined final in In Youth A, a major qualification event for Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. Out of 20 finalists per gender, 13 male and 13 female athletes qualified for selection to these Games, in accordance with the rules listed in the qualification system, to be announced after the confirmation from the National Olympic Committees.
After a week of competing at the highest level in Innsbruck, 12 Youth B and 12 Juniors climbed on in the first Combined finals of the IFSC Youth World Championships.
Changes have been made to the schedule for Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10, at IFSC Youth World Championships Innsbruck 2017.
Talented Youth B athletes put on the first display of Lead finals at IFSC Youth World Championships Innsbruck. After inspiring performances from the world’s top youth sport climbers, Japan claimed 4 medals to match Russia’s total of 13, and Colin Duffy won the third gold medal for the United States.
Hosts to the IFSC World Cup and Paraclimbing Cup, which will take place on September 23-24 at Edinburgh’s International Climbing Arena at Ratho, are reporting huge demand for tickets.
The Speed climbing continued today at IFSC Youth World Championships Innsbruck and Russian athletes excelled, bringing Russia's medal count to 13, the most so far.
Warm up will be availiable for Youth A lead competitors from 8 am tomorrow morning (Tuesday, September 5th) behind the outdoor Lead competition wall. Access will be granted exclusively to Youth A climbers for warm up.
The IFSC welcomes Silvia Verdolini, who is joining the Sport Department as Sport Officer. Under the direction of the Sport Director and with the help of the IFSC Technical Commissions, she will coordinate and oversee the different Sport programmes (regulations changes and improvements, consultative groups, etc.).
The Youth B and Juniors Speed finals will be delayed 1 hour and will now begin at 18:00 GMT+2 on Monday, September 4.
As the rain let up and the teperatures dropped the Bouldering mats welcomed the finalists of Youth B tonight. The conditions seemed perfect for Team Japan who managed to secure five of the six spots on the podium.
The athletes from Youth A provided the audience with the first taste of speed for the Youth World Championships as the youngsters launched themselves up the 15 meter high wall. Competition was delayed as nearly 200 climbers attacked the distinctive red route in the hopes of speeding their way to the podium.