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.
The Youth B Bouldering finals will have a delayed start today, Sunday 3, 2017.
Presentation will take place at 18:15, climbing will commence at 18:30.
A tense evening of climbing with few tops decided the Junior Bouldering Final in Innsbruck with Japan and USA claiming four of the six available medals.
The first finals at IFSC Youth World Championships Innsbruck 2017 in Youth A Bouldering concluded in exciting fashion.
On Wednesday night, roughly one thousand athletes and spectators assembled at the outdoor area of the Kletterzentrum Innsbruck to attend the opening ceremony of the IFSC Youth World Championships.
Tonight, the IFSC Youth World Championships officially open in Innsbruck, Austria, welcoming hundreds of elite athletes from around the world to the biggest stage for young sport climbers.
With 1172 athletes registered and running over eleven days, the Innsbruck Youth World Championships are the biggest event in the 2017 calendar. There are several ways in which fans at home can follow all of the action, as the competition will be streamed and broadcasted around the globe.
Veteran Lead athletes Jain Kim and Jakob Schubert won their first gold medal of the season at IFSC World Cup Arco, and Speed standouts Vladislav Deulin and Anouck Jaubert returned to the top of the podium.
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Multiple stars will compete at IFSC World Cup Arco this week, the fourth Lead and Speed event of 2017.