INNSBRUCK PARACLIMBING QUALIFICATION SETS UP FINALS MEDAL PUSH
The second IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup of the 2023 season got underway in Innsbruck, Austria, as climbers navigated qualification at the Kletterzentrum to stay in with a chance of claiming a medal in tomorrow’s finals round.
With 12 climbers in the women’s RP1, the top four were the line drawn to progress. Leading the way was Belgium’s Pavitra Vandenhoven who reached 37 and 49+ from the two routes to score 1.41. Also scoring 1.41, but with a scorecard of 40 and 40+ was Melissa Ruiz of the USA. Through in third is Eva Mol of the Netherlands with Marta Peche Salinero of Spain in fourth.
Full women’s RP1 results here.
Benjamin Mayforth of the USA progresses to the final in top spot of the 15 competing athletes of the men’s RP2 followed by Manikandan Kumar of India in second. The top four were all separated by Route E as they all reached 41+ on Route D. Iván Muñoz Escolar of Spain and Brayden Butler are the two climbers holding third and fourth spots. The final two competitors through to the final are Germany’s Philipp Hrozek and Austria’s Daniel Weiner.
Full men’s RP2 results here.
Three climbers from six make it into the final and will contest which order they will take the podium in the women’s RP3. The three climbers are Jasmin Plank of Austria and Dina Eivik of Norway who are joint first and Sarah Longhi of Switzerland who is third.
Full women’s RP2 results here.
With a score of 1.0, Germany’s Rosalie Schaupert holds the pole position of the three climbers through to the final of the women’s AU3. Slovenia’s Manca Smrekar and Canada’s Emily McDermott will be the two climbers aiming to topple her from the gold spot.
Full women’s AU3 results here.
There were two tops in the women’s RP3 that helped both Christiane Luttikhuizen of the Netherlands and Marina Dias of Brazil move into the finals. Luttikhuizen’s second was higher than Dias which put her in the top spot. The British athletes Martha Evans and Anita Aggarwal will aim for medals against their rivals after progressing in third and fourth respectively.
Full women’s RP3 results here.
Aloïs Potier of France is top of the men’s RP1 which has a field of 17 athletes. Japan’s Takuya Okada progresses in second place followed by Sunny Yang of the USA in third. Two German climbers will have a shot of a medal as Tim Schaffrinna and Sebastien Depke go through in fourth and fifth. There are also two USA representatives as Alexander Dornbusch joins teammate Yang in the finals.
Full men’s RP1 results here.
A top and a 39 sends France’s Lucie Jarrige into the final of the women’s AL2 with Australia’s Sarah Larcombe following closely behind with another top and a 21+. Great Britain’s Joanna Newton and Hannah McFadden are the two other climbers looking for a podium in the sport class.
Full women’s AL2 results here.
With only three climbers through to finals in the men’s B1, tomorrow’s climb will be to decide the order and colours. The three climbers in the contest are Japan’s Sho Aita, Spain’s Francisco Javier Aguilar Amoedo, and Romania’s Razvan Nedu.
Full men’s B1 results here.
Just one attempted move separates first and second in the men’s B2 as Richard Slocock of Great Britain topped and scored a 41+ to take the slenderest advantage and top spot from Japan’s Fumiya Hamanoue who topped and scored 41 for second. The two will compete against the Spanish duo of Raul Simon Franco and Guillermo Pelegrín Gómez in the final.
Full men’s B2 results here.
Two tops put Romania’s Cosmin Florin Candoi clear in first place in the men’s B3 and will be the one to beat in tomorrow’s final. Trying to achieve that feat is Switzerland’s Roland Paillex, Germany’s Sebastian Schmitz, and Romanian teammate Daniel-Bebe-Vasilica Andrei.
Full men’s B3 results here.
Fierce competition in the women’s B3 sees a joint first place between Great Britain’s Abigail Robinson and Austria’s Edith Scheinecker who both topped both routes. With a top of her own, Romania’s Ionela Grecu goes through in third followed by Austria’s Linda Le Bon in fourth.
Full women’s B3 results here.
Another climber with two tops is Austria’s Angelino Zeller in the men’s AL1. Zeller goes through in first and will aim for gold against teammate Markus Pösendorfer and USA’s Tanner Cislaw.
Full men’s AL1 results here.
Thierry Delarue of France kept the two-top scoreline going in the men’s AL2. The Frenchman leads the way ahead of second-placed Albert Guardia Ferrer of Spain and Belgium’s Frederik Leys in third. Norway’s Sebastian Menze, France’s Julien Gasc and Italy’s David Kammerer will also contest for medals tomorrow after making it through in the top six of 15 climbers.
Full men’s AL2 results here.
The four climbers aiming to take gold in the men’s AU3 will be Israel’s Michael Mor Sapir, Switzerland’s Geisseler Dominic, Canada’s Shamus Boulianne, and France’s Maxime Meyer. Sapir was the top in qualification with Dominic closely behind.
Full men’s AU3 results here.
There was a top for Solenne Piret that helped the French athlete to the top of the women’s AU2 qualification. USA’s Maureen Beck also topped but couldn’t match Piret’s second climb so had to settle for second overall. Lucia Capovilla of Italy and Naama Straussman of Israel are the two other climbers who progressed.
Full women’s AU2 results here.
USA’s Brian Zarzuela topped the men’s AU2 qualification which helped him also top the qualification. Germany’s Kevin Bartke was second followed by Norway’s Isak Ripman in third and Germany’s Sebastian Musson in fourth.
Full men’s AU2 results here.
Finals will begin at 16:30 (UTC+2:00) tomorrow followed by the prize-giving ceremonies for all sports classes.