The Speed season concludes this month and Lead champions may also be determined at the upcoming IFSC World Cup events in Wujiang and Xiamen, the second stage of the China Tour.
The IFSC was represented at the 18th General Assembly of the International Paralympic Committee on the 7th-8th of September by IFSC Secretary General Debra Gawrych. This was the first time the IFSC was present at the General Assembly of the International Paralympic Committee since it received the status of “Recognised International Federation” in February 2017.
The Asian Continental Championships took place in Tehran last month, and multiple IFSC World Cup athletes excelled. In the end, Japan won 10 medals, China and Indonesia won 3 medals, and Iran and Thailand each won 1 medal.
Following the technical meeting, the timetable for the European Championship has been amended.
The Technical Delegate of the European Youth Championship in Perm has advised the IFSC that there have been some schedule changes. Competitors and Team Officials are advised to consult the event page for the updated Infosheet.
The Chinese Mountaineering Association advises all Asian Federations that the Asian Cup, originally scheduled for the 20th-22nd of October in Wanxianshan, China will be delayed until the 27th-29th of October.
Annually, the 20th of September marks the celebration of the International Day of University Sport (IDUS), “confirming the importance of sport in universities and the role of universities in the community as responsible actors for consolidating and developing quality physical and sport education”.
Lead climbing season leaders Janja Garnbret and Romain Desgranges returned to the top of the podium, Speed star Anouck Jaubert extended her winning streak, Ludovico Fossali won his first IFSC Speed World Cup and the best paraclimbing athletes in the world inspired in Edinburgh, Scotland, this weekend.
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.