The IFSC was represented at the 18th General Assembly of the International Paralympic Committee on the 7th-8th of September by IFSC Secretary General Debra Gawrych. This was the first time the IFSC was present at the General Assembly of the International Paralympic Committee since it received the status of “Recognised International Federation” in February 2017.
The Secretary General was happy to report a great deal of interest in sport climbing and developing sport climbing opportunities for para-athletes. Alongside the General Assembly, Debra Gawrych was able to attend several presentations including “How to produce lower cost events”, and gain information about budgeting in the para context. Inspired by other sports she has returned with several suggestions for the further development of Paraclimbing events.
The IFSC looks forward to further opportunities and exchange of ideas with the IPC and other federations to continue to develop sport climbing and competitions for para-athletes.