Biggest IFSC Comp Ever! The Youth World Championships in Innsbruck

More than a thousand climbers are to compete in Innsbruck over the next 12 days. The Youth World Championships will be the biggest IFSC event ever. The competition started today with the Youth A boulder qualification and will run until the 10th of September.

The brand-new Kletterzentrum Innsbruck, a state of the art climbing facility, will host tens of rounds of bouldering, lead and speed climbing.

Climbers from 50 countries have traveled to the capital of Tyrol to take part in this massive event. Among them, stars like Ashima Shiraishi, Baptiste Ometz, Meichi Narasaki, Kai Lightner, Brooke Raboutou, Yoshiyuki Ogata or Margo Hayes.

You can check the starting list here..

The event will also include a combined competition following the format that will be used in the Olympics. In fact, this event will count towards qualifying to take part in the Youth Olympic Games that will take place in Buenos Aires next year.

Every semifinal and final round will be streamed live. You can check the schedule at the event site.

The competition started today with the bouldering qualification round for the Youth B category (climbers born in 2000 and 2001). It was a very hard round for all groups. One quick top was enough to make semis in 3 of the groups. In the other one, Male A, 2 tops in 7 was the cut.

Ashima Shiraishi, Sandra Lettner, Keita Dohi and Filip Schenk are in 1st place.

You can check the results here: men & women

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