IFSC World Youth Championships Innsbruck: Report

16. Oktober 2018

The categories consisted of three age groups – Youth B, Youth A and Junior – in the three disciplines of Lead, Boulder and Speed. Although not every athlete competed in all three disciplines, the prospect of becoming an Olympian in Tokyo 2020 encouraged increased interest in the Speed event and the Combined competition in general. In Youth B and Junior categories, the 6 climbers with the lowest score (a multiple of their rankings in each discipline) from their positions in Lead, Boulder and Speed in each age group went on to compete in the one-day Olympic Combined final in Speed, Boulder and Lead over the weekend. In the Youth A category, the top 20 athletes in the Combined rankings made the Olympic style final, to serve as qualifiers for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires next year. Zum Medienbericht von UKClimbing.com