IFSC CLIMBING WORLD CUP KRANJ 2014: MARKOVIC & ONDRA TAKE FINAL 2014 WORLD CUP GOLD MEDALS IN KRANJ
The 2014 IFSC World Cup season wrapped up this November 15-16 in Kranj, Slovenia. Home country favorite Mina Markovic took gold before her home crowd, and we crowned this season’s overall medalists in Lead.
To read more please follow the link: http://www.ifsc-climbing.org/images/media-centre/press-releases/2014_Kranj_Postevent.pdf
IFSC CLIMBING WORLD CUP INZAI 2014: KIM & ONDRA: 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONS BACK ONPODIUM TOP SPOT IN INZAI
The 2014 IFSC World Cup Lead series finished up its Asian Tour in Inzai, Japan, for the penultimate competition of the season this October 25 - 26. After a few tough weeks, 2014 World Champions Jain Kim and Adam Ondra were able to top the podium and show us why they deserve the World title!
To read more follow the link: http://www.ifsc-climbing.org/images/media-centre/press-releases/2014_Inzai_Postevent.pdf
IFSC CLIMBING WORLD CUP MOKPO 2014: MARKOVIC & SCHUBERT TAKE GOLD IN MOKPO DESPITE RAINY CONDITIONS
The 2014 IFSC World Cup season got back into gear after the Gijón World Championships in September with three competitions in our October Asian tour. First up, a Lead and Speed World Cup in Mokpo, Korea, October 11 - 12, 2014!
To read more please follow the link: http://www.ifsc-climbing.org/images/media-centre/press-releases/2014_Mokpo_Postevent.pdf
The 2014 National Lead Climbing Competition
For the first time in many, many years, the Western Cape became host to the biggest indoor climbing competition in South Africa: the 2014 National Lead Climbing Competition.
With the incredible buy-in and support of South Africa’s largest Indoor Climbing Gym, namely City Rock in Observatory, Cape Town, the stage was set to witness 113 competitors from across the country take part in this year’s National Lead Event.
Each province was allowed up to 9 competitors per each of the 12 categories. The format of the event included two qualifier rounds on the Saturday 4th October 2014 followed by one Semi-Final and one Final Round on Sunday 5th October 2014.
With the blazing sun turning the gym into a mini-sauna, the climbers had additional challenges other than the routes themselves. A stretch tent had been erected outside the isolation area and The Grubbery supplied a food truck to cater for the needs of the spectators, competitors and officials alike throughout the weekend. While in isolation on the Sunday, climbers could be found lounging around in the cool breeze coming in beneath the tent and through into the isolation area, fondly known as Area 51 by the local City Rock clients.
After the first day, Yo Yo Spit Braais delivered a scrumptious meal for the weary competitors and spectators as well as the hard-working routesetters.
IFSC CLIMBING WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS NOUMEA 2014: NEW COUNTIES EMERGE AS POWERHOURSES IN LEAD & SPEED WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2014 IFSC World Youth Championships took place this September 19 - 23 in Noumea, New Caledonia. With Youth A, Youth B, and Juniors competing, the event was full of promising performances by Sport Climbing’s rising stars!
To read more on the event: http://www.ifsc-climbing.org/images/media-centre/press-releases/2014_Noumea_Postevent.pdf