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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