AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, AND FRANCE CLIMB ATOP THE PODIUM IN THE WOMEN’S PARACLIMBING FINAL
Four gold medals were awarded in the women’s final of the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup tonight, held in Innsbruck’s Kletterzentrum.
In the visually impaired B3 Sport Class, Austria’s own Edith Scheinecker claimed the first World Cup win of the week for her team. Scheinecker previously won a bronze medal at the 2019 IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships in Briançon, France, and finished this evening’s final with a score of 43.
Team France took the win in both the women’s AU2 and RP3 physical impairment classes, with Solenne Piret and Lucie Jarrige achieving a respective top and score of 52+. Piret closed the final as the only woman to secure a top in the round. The duo each earned gold medals at the 2018 and 2019 World Championships, and Jarrige’s collection additionally boasts a gold medal from the 2016 championships.
Belgium’s Pavitra Vandenhoven was victorious in Sport Class RP1, obtaining a score of 36+ after putting on a stellar display of strength, stamina, and skill by campusing (using upper body only) her way up the route.
Full results from the women’s B3 Sport Class can be found here, with the podium line-up including:
- Edith Scheinecker (AUT)
- Iben Kongsvik Paulsen (NOR)
- Nadia Bredice (ITA)
Full results from the women’s AU2 Sport Class can be found here, with the podium line-up including:
- Solenne Piret (FRA)
- Melinda Vigh (HUN)
- Lucia Capovilla (ITA)
Full results from the women’s RP1 Sport Class can be found here, with the podium line-up including:
- Pavitra Vandenhoven (BEL)
- Eva Mol (NED)
- Marta Peche Salinero (ESP)
Full results from the women’s RP3 Sport Class can be found here, with the podium line-up including:
- Lucie Jarrige (FRA)
- Christiane Luttikhuizen (NED)
- Katharina Ritt (AUT)
Pavitra Vandenhoven of Belgium competes in the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup in Innsbruck, Austria
Photo: Lena Drapella/IFSC