EIGHTEEN NATIONS VISIT PARACLIMBING PODIUM IN INNSBRUCK
The IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup Innsbruck 2023 ended with 18 nations claiming a medal at the two-day event in Austria.
France was the top nation boasting four gold medals from the 17 sport classes wowing the crowds at the Kletterzentrum at the second Paraclimbing event of the season.
Japan’s Aita Sho was the last climber of the finals, and he rounded off the night in style with a top to take the men’s B1 title. Spain’s Francisco Javier Aguilar Amoedo took silver with 50+ and Romania’s Razvan Nedu took bronze with 40.
For the full results of the men’s B1 Lead event click here.
Japan’s Fumiya Hamanoue took gold in the men’s B2 with a 49+ performance. Silver went to Raul Simon Franco of Spain who was an attempted move ahead of bronze medallist Richard Slocock of Great Britain.
For the full results of the men’s B2 Lead event click here.
Romania’s Cosmin Florin Candoi only does tops in Innsbruck 2023. Candoi topped twice in qualification and again in the final to take the men’s B3 gold medal. Teammate Daniel-Bebe-Vasilica Andrei will join Condoi on the podium taking silver ahead of Switzerland’s Roland Paillex in bronze.
For the full results of the men’s B3 Lead event click here.
It took a top in the women’s B3 for Great Britain’s Abigail Robinson to claim gold over close rival Austria’s Edith Scheinecker who took silver. The two were neck and neck in qualification but the Brit eventually prevailed with the final climb. Romania’s Ionela Grecu took bronze narrowly ahead of Austria’s Linda Le Bon.
For the full results of the women’s B3 Lead event click here.
Austria’s Angelino Zeller was the one to beat from qualification with two tops, and he continued the strong showing in the men’s AL1 by claiming gold with a 51+ performance. Teammate Markus Pösendorfer won silver reaching 33 with USA’s Tanner Cislaw in bronze with 23+.
For the full results of the men’s AL1 Lead event click here.
There was France 1-2 in the men’s AL2 as Thierry Delarue claimed gold ahead of compatriot Julien Gasc who took silver. Albert Guardia Ferrer of Spain was bring podium variety with the bronze medal.
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France’s Lucie Jarrige is pretty unstoppable in the women’s AL2, and proved it again reaching hold 43+ for the gold medal. Australia’s Sarah Larcombe took silver with 25+ and Great Britain’s Joanna Newton took bronze with 19+.
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USA’s Brian Zarzuela and Germany’s Kevin Bartke both reached hold 48 in the men’s AU2 final, but Zarzuela claimed the win by topping the qualification. That meant Bartke had to settle for silver with Norway’s Isak Ripman taking bronze.
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Switzerland’s Dominic Geisseler won the men’s AU3 gold reaching hold 42+. Israel’s Michael Mor Sapir followed in silver reaching 40+ with France’s Maxime Meyer in the bronze medal position on 37+.
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Solenne Piret of France led the way in the women’s AU2 reaching 39+ for gold. Italy’s Lucia Capovilla won silver on hold 25+ ahead of bronze medallist Maureen Beck of the USA on 19+.
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Germany’s Rosalie Schaupert was first from qualification and carried it on to take gold in the women’s AU3. Reaching hold 33+, Schaupert was clear of silver which was Slovenia’s Manca Smrekar who reached hold 23. Canada’s Emily McDermott took the bronze.
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Aloïs Potier of France continued his qualification form into finals to claim the men’s RP1 title reaching 42+ to take the win. His nearest rival was Japan’s Takuya Okada who took silver making hold 33. Sebastien Depke of Germany attempted hold 22 giving him a 21+ score, which was an attempt that won him a bronze medal over USA’s Sunny Yang who reached 21.
For the full results of the men’s RP1 Lead event click here.
Iván Muñoz Escolar of Spain came into the final of the men’s RP2 in third place but showed his quality on the final climb to take the gold. Reaching 47+ gave him the win over silver medallist Benjamin Mayforth of the USA who hit hold 44. Mayforth’s teammate Brayden Butler will join him on the podium by claiming the bronze medal on a tie-break from Germany’s Philipp Hrozek with qualification results coming into play.
For the full results of the men’s RP2 Lead event click here.
Jamie Barendrecht of the Netherland’s narrowly won gold reaching 52+ in the men’s RP3 over rival Bastien Thomas of France who had 51+. Switzerland’s Matthias Bärtschi won bronze reaching hold 44.
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An attempt at hold 35 gave Belgium’s Pavitra Vandenhoven the gold in the women’s RP1 as she scored 34+ compared to both Melissa Ruiz of the USA and Eva Mol of the Netherlands who reached hold 34. Ruiz took silver ahead of Mol who had bronze with the tie settled on the qualification round from the previous day.
For the full results of the women’s RP1 Lead event click here.
The women’s RP2 was so tight that the gold and silver had to be separated by times of the final climb as Jasmin Plank of Austria and Dina Eivik of Norway tied on 34+ in the final and tied on score from the qualification. It was Eivik who came out on top with a time of 2:02 compared to Planks silver medal time of 2:30. Sarah Longhi of Switzerland took bronze.
For the full results of the women’s RP2 Lead event click here.
Christiane Luttikhuizen of the Netherlands and Marina Dias of Brazil were well-matched in the women’s RP3 qualification, but in the final it was Dias who triumphed reaching hold 39 compared to Luttikhuizen’s 36+ for silver. That attempt at 37 put her above bronze medallist Martha Evans of Great Britain who reached 36.
For the full results of the women’s RP3 Lead event click here.
The third and final ISFC Paraclimbing World Cup of the 2023 season will take place in Villars, Switzerland from 23 to 24 June ahead of the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships in Bern, Switzerland from 8 to 10 August.
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