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
IFSC CLIMBING WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS NOUMEA 2014:
400 YOUNG CLIMBERS COMPETE IN LEAD & SPEED IN WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2014 IFSC World Youth Championships will take place this September 19 - 23 in Noumea, New Caledonia. The up - and - coming talents in sport climbing will be present in this idyllic island cadre to battle for the World title in Lead and Speed!
To read more follow the link: http://www.ifsc-climbing.org/images/media-centre/press-releases/2014_Noumea_Preview.pdf
Good luck to Team South Africa!
Greg Borman SANCF and South Africa's Representative In Gijon
SANCF was proud to have Gregory Borman represent South Africa as an individual in the event. Stay tuned for more on the event once Greg gets back.