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.