Saturday saw the National competition season draw to a close with the Paraclimbing Championships taking place at Awesome Walls Sheffield.
With climbers Cesare Cunico joining us from Italy and Eva Mol joining us from the Dutch National Paraclimbing team, not to mention the recent GB medal winners from the World Paraclimbing Championships in Briançon, the competition was set to be fierce!
Each category consisted of two qualification routes and then a final route. For the qualifications, the athletes had the opportunity to watch their route being climbed by the route setters. For the final, the athletes were in isolation and had to climb their route on sight.
There was a great atmosphere within Awesome Walls, with plenty of spectators turning up to cheer the athletes on. The route setting team consisted of Chief Simon Rawlinson, Gavin Symonds and Ben West who set technical, vertical and challenging routes for the competitors!
Special thanks goes to the route setting team for their excellent creations, the volunteers who gave up their time to belay and judge, Awesome Walls for hosting and their Awesome Staff for keeping the volunteers supplied with tea and coffee, Andy Syme, Deputy President of the BMC and all the competitors themselves.
RP1 Podium: Eva Mol (1st) Laurence Morgan (2nd) and Peter McCarthy (3rd)
RP1 RP2 Female
🥇 Eva Mol 🥇 Leanora Volpe
🥈 Laurence Morgan 🥈 Anita Aggarwal
🥉 Peter McCarthy 🥉 Lucy Mitchell
RP3 Female Female Open
🥇 Sophie Boyd 🥇 Poppy Walters
🥈 Martha Evans 🥈 Pip Rowlands
🥉 Jeantique Hommel
AU Female B1, B2, B3 Female
🥇 Isabella Walsh 🥇 Abbie Robinson
🥈 Georgia Gray 🥈 Anna Foo
🥉 Anoushé Husain
🥇 Jo Newton
RP2 Male RP3 Male
🥇 Kai Johnson 🥇 Cesare Cunico
🥈 Pascal Eder 🥈 Dave Bowes
🥉 Jonny Huntington 🥉 Luke Smith
B1, B2, B3 Male AL Male
🥇 Richard Slocock 🥇 Stuart Sneddon
🥈 Lux Losey 🥈 Martin Heald
🥉 Jesse Dutton 🥉 Josh Senior
🥇 Matthew Phillips
🥈 James Rudge
Paraclimbing London said on Instagram: "The atmosphere was buzzing and really encouraging, even though there was a lot of tough competition 💪💪 Proud of everyone."
Want to know more about the different Paraclimbing categories? You can find out about the different IFSC categories here
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