Serbian athlete Staša Gejo and her father and coach Slobodan Gejo were welcomed to a reception in Belgrade on September 1st by the president of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić and the Minister of Sport, Vanja Udovicic.
In order to further develop the sport in Serbia, the president granted funding for construction of competitive and recreational artificial rock walls in Belgrade, for all three sport climbing disciplines. The project aims to educate a broader society for sport climbing, organize training camps for advanced climbers, and later to host major international competitions in Belgrade, with the government of the Republic of Serbia as an organizing partner.
At 19 years old, Gejo is already the top-ranked sport climbing athlete from Serbia. She won the first gold medal in Bouldering at The World Games in Wroclaw this year, and last month she was crowned European bouldering champion in Munich after winning the historic superfinal, shown below.