The 2019 IFSC Lead World Cup season reaches the half way mark this weekend, with the third event of the series taking place in Briançon, France. With the competition being broadcast globally, Sport Climbing fans around the world need not miss out on a moment of action.
The second day of the Paraclimbing World Championship brought cooler temperatures to the Parc des Sport in Briançon, France and another stunning round of competitions full of rematches, new winners and fast climbs.
The first day of the Paraclimbing World Championship 2019 began with a long, hot morning of qualifications before concluding with some of the discipline’s top athletes battling to maintain their winning streaks or earn their first gold medal.
With two Lead World Cups already in the books, the competition held at Parc des Sports from July 19 to 20 in Briançon, France marks the halfway point of the season. As the lead season progresses, the top climbers will start to become more apparent and the battle for the overall title will start to heat up.
As the sun set on the legendary mountain town of Chamonix, the competitors took on the lead wall in front of a sea of people at one of the most popular events in the world cup circuit. The final saw no tops and many ties for the women, but the men’s final was considerably more decisive.
The speed climbers were fortunate to have a cool night for the penultimate speed finals of the season, which were held at the Place du Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France with light rain only appearing at the very end of the event.
Sport climbing continues to grow in popularity around the world and this year, the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championship will feature a record number of participants with 167 athletes registered to attend, 70 of whom will be participating in their first IFSC competition. The event will take place from July 16 to 17 at Parc des Sports in Briançon, France where elite athletes from 24 countries will take on the lead wall.
IFSC Vice-President Sport/Events Kobinata Toru, Sport Director Silvia Verdolini and Erica Ricci, IFSC Administration & Development Officer, visited the headquarters of the International Gymnastics Federation (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique, or FIG) earlier this week in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The monthly teleconference of the IFSC Executive Board took place this afternoon, 10th July, allowing Board members to discuss updates and issues relating to both the IFSC and Sport Climbing as a whole.
The second IFSC Lead World Cup of the season takes place this weekend in Chamonix, France, alongside the penultimate Speed World Cup of the year. Sport Climbing fans need not miss out on the action as both disciplines are set to be broadcast across the globe, thanks to a number of broadcasting deals secured by the IFSC for the 2019 season.
The competition in Villars has only just ended and the athletes are already on their way to the mountain town of Chamonix, France for the IFSC Lead and Speed World Cups from July 11 to 13. Climbers will take on the wall and each other at the outdoor venue situated at the foot of Mont Blanc.