The home team played a starring role in the opening round of the IFSC European Qualifier Rome 2023, which took place at noon in one of most iconic sports venues in Italy – Foro Italico. Indeed, four Italian climbers in total – one women and three men – made the cut and qualified for the Speed finals that will conclude the event.

In the women’s round that opened the competition, Tokyo 2020 Olympian Aleksandra Miroslaw of Poland cruised towards the final round with a dominant performance, recording the two fastest times overall, also setting another Speed world record at 6.24 seconds

Also placing in the top-eight, France’s Capucine Viglione bested her own personal record to take second place, hitting the finish pad at 6.71 seconds; Polish sisters Aleksandra and Natalia Kalucka took third and fourth place, respectively, and Italy’s Beatrice Colli finished in fifth position with 7.07 – also a personal best.

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France’s Pierre Rebreyend took the top position in the men’s qualification round, stopping the clock at 5.27 seconds and placing ahead of Hryhorii Ilchyshyn of Ukraine – gold medallist at this year’s IFSC European Cup in Innsbruck, Austria – who clocked in at 5.29.

Team Italy’s Ludovico Fossali, Gian Luca Zodda, and Luca Robbiati all qualified for the final round, respectively placing fourth with 5.37, seventh with 5.44, and 16th with 5.87.

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The IFSC European Speed Qualifier Rome 2023 is be the first of five IFSC continental events, each awarding a pair of Olympic quota places for Paris 2024. The next ones will take place in Laval, France; Jakarta, Indonesia; Melbourne, Australia; and Pretoria, South Africa.

The men’s and women’s Speed finals are scheduled to begin at 20:00 (UTC+2:00), and the winners of the two events will qualify for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, pending the confirmation of their respective National Olympic Committees.

News and updates about the event will be available on the IFSC website , and on the Federation’s digital channels: Facebook , Instagram , X , LinkedIn , and exclusively for the Chinese audience, Douyin and Weibo


L/R: Ludovico Fossali and Beatrice Colli of Italy at the IFSC European Qualifier Rome 2023Photo: Jan Virt/IFSC

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