Sep 15, 2016
IFSC World Championships 2016 Paris Day One: Matching Expectations
After much anticipation, the doors of the AccorHotels Arena opened today for the first round of the 2016 IFSC Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships in Paris.
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The atmosphere was electric, and the Athletes did not disappoint. At the end of the day, familiar faces were leading the scoreboard.
wowed his home crowd as the only Athlete to flash all five problems.
Women Lead: Six Leading the Way
Our Lead Athletes authored a similar story. The top five Women in the 2016 IFSC Lead World Cup rankings are tied for first after the first round in Paris, along with Austrian Jessica Pilz. Anak Verhoeven of Belgium, winner of the most recent competition in Arco and 2016 Lead World Cup frontrunner, continued her momentum on Day One. Jain Kim of Korea, the reigning Lead world champion, also clipped the chains today.
could bring home Gold for Israel in Men RP2.
Day 1 Recap:
Coming up for Day Two:
The action continues tomorrow with Qualifications Route 2 for Paraclimbing and Lead Men at 9:00, and Bouldering Women at 10:00 (GMT+2). Starters and Results can be found on the dedicated Climbing and Paraclimbing event pages.
Feature Image Courtesy of International Federation of Sport Climbing.