Brit Fran Brown becomes Paraclimbing World Champion

Posted by Rob Adie on 14/09/2012
Fran Brown in the qualifiers.
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The Climbing World Championships and Paraclimbing World Championships were recently held in Paris. Nine GB Team climbers competed in the World Championships and three climbers in the Paraclimbing Championships - including Fran Brown.

All the GB Team athletes have competed now and the big news is that Fran Brown has just become Paraclimbing World Champion by coming first in the female physical-disability category.

This is fantastic news and all at the BMC send their congratulations.

Watch Fran Brown in action in her qualifiers:



Find out more about  Fran in this short film:
 

Also, In the men's semifinal this morning, Ned Feehally fought valiantly to finish 18th overall. The rest of the GB team's results are as follows:

Dave Barrans - 41st
Jon Partridge - 53rd
Adam Watson - 63rd
James Garden - 67th
Katy Whittaker - 21st
Dianne Merrick - 23rd
Gill Peet - 37th
Helen Haldenby - 49th

Reanne Rackton 8th - Visual impairment class
Samantha Bate-Johnson - 10th - Visual impairment class

The World Championships is a key event in the IFSC bid for Olympic inclusion in 2020, and there will be several IOC delegates present to watch the event and judge how good competition climbing would be as an Olympic sport.

Full information on the both events including the timetables for qualifiers, semis and finals please visit - www.worldclimbing2012.com/en

To help the IFSC in their bid for Olympic inclusion please go to their Sport Climbing 2020 page on Facebook and click like. Increasing the number of fans of this page is also key to the IFSC Olympic bid.

 


 



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Anonymous User
10/09/2012
I believe Ed Hamer is competing as well.
Anonymous User
10/09/2012
Ed has decided to concentrate on his commitments to his new sponsors and climbing outdoors, rather than competing in Paris.

Cheers

Rob
Anonymous User
16/09/2012
what grades are these para athletes climbing in the final??
Anonymous User
16/09/2012
Well done Fran and the rest of the team. Keep up the training Fran. With the level of coverage received I can only see competition increasing. Would be great to build up both the women's and men's team in all categories. Graeme
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07/10/2012
Just out of interest is she the first climbing world champion from GB for any climbing discipline? Does anyone know what other 'world' competition winners we have had from GB in the past? Bouldering/Lead etc? Does the BMC keep a record?

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