PARACLIMBING SEASON STARTED IN GREAT FASHION IN SALT LAKE CITY
The opening event if the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Paraclimbing season commenced at The Front climbing gym in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, where 90 athletes from 19 different countries and territories competed in 13 Paraclimbing sport classes.
The men’s B1 qualification round was won by Romania’s Razvan Nedu. His teammate Alexandru Benchea took third place, and Francisco Javier Aguilar Amoedo concluded in second position.
For the men’s Paraclimbing B1 full results click here.
Two Spanish climbers concluded in the top two positions of the men’s B2 ranking – Guillermo Pelegrín Gómez and Raul Simon Franco. Valentin-Laurentiu Moise of Romania also advanced to the final round, finishing in third place.
For the men’s Paraclimbing B2 full results click here.
Another Romanian climber, Cosmin Florin Candoi, finished at the top of the men’s B3 qualification ranking. Canada’s Chaz Misuraca – competing in his first IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup – followed in second place, and Diego Kusnir of the United States of America took third position.
For the men’s Paraclimbing B3 full results click here.
After taking gold at three out of four IFSC Paraclimbing events in 2021 – including the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships Moscow 2021 – Austria’s Angelino Zeller ruled the men’s AL1 event and placed first at the end of another impressive performance.
For the men’s Paraclimbing AL1 full results click here.
Signing off with the highest score on both qualification routes, Spain’s experienced climber Albert Guardia Ferrer placed first in the men’s AL2 sport class. Sebastian Menze of Norway followed in second position, and Frederick Leys of Belgium closed in third.
For the men’s Paraclimbing AL2 full results click here.
Moscow 2021 bronze medalist Korbinian Franck of Germany closed the qualification round at the top of the table in the men’s RP1 event, with Elliott Nguyen and Sunny Yang, both representing the United States of America, completing the top three.
For the men’s Paraclimbing RP1 full results click here.
Competing on his home turf, Brian Zarzuela of the United States of America placed at the top of the ranking in the men’s RP2 sport class, prevailing over Israel’s Michael Mor Sapir and Trevor Smith – also of the United States of America – who respectively finished in second nd third position.
For the men’s Paraclimbing RP2 full results click here.
In the men’s RP3 sport class, the Netherlands’ Jamie Barendrecht ruled his three opponents and finished in first position. Jared Lenan of the United States of America followed in second, while Shamus Boulianne of Canada took third.
For the men’s Paraclimbing RP3 full results click here.
Tanja Glusic of Slovenia finished first in the B1 event, with Nadia Bredice of Italy following in second place. Both climbers topped route number one, but Glusic eventually placed well ahead of her Italian rival on route number two.
For the women’s Paraclimbing B1 full results click here.
Competing at an IFSC event for the first time since 2019, Rachel Maia of New Zealand recorded the best score of the AL2 sport class – 42 on route number 1, and top on route number two. Australia’s Sarah Larcombe followed in second position, while Tânia Chavez of Portugal took third.
For the women’s Paraclimbing AL2 full results click here.
In the women’s AU2 event, Italy’s Lucia Capovilla finished in first position, while United States Maureen Beck and Eleanor Rubin followed in second and third, respectively.
For the women’s Paraclimbing AU2 full results click here.
Jasmin Plank of Austria concluded at the top of the women’s RP1 table with a dominant performance. Plank’s double-top placed her ahead of Moscow 2021 silver medalist Eva Mol of the Netherlands.
For the women’s Paraclimbing RP1 full results click here.
Christiane Luttikhuizen of the Netherlands took the top position in the women’s RP3 sport class, topping route number one, and finishing just ahead of Germany’s Rosalie Schaupert – who eventually placed second in the qualification ranking – on route number two.
For the women’s Paraclimbing RP3 full results click here.
The IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup in Salt Lake City will conclude tomorrow with the finals, scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM (UTC-6:00) and live streamed on the IFSC YouTube channel.
Thirteen Paraclimbing sport classes comepted in the qualification rounds of the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup in Salt Lake City (USA)
Photo: Daniel Gajda/IFSC