Dmitry Sharafutdinov and Ekaterina Kipryanova, 2017 Russian Bouldering Champions

This past week Russia celebrated its climbing nationals, including the 3 IFSC disciplines (speed, lead, and bouldering). Over 4 days the best climbers in the country competed in the city of Ufa. Dmitry Sharafutdinov secured his 10th National title and Ekaterina Kipryanova her 2nd.

Male podium:
1- Dmitry Sharafutdinov
2- Sergei Luzhetsky
3- Sergei Skorodumov

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Female podium:
1- Ekaterina Kipryanova
2- Anna Margolin
3- Tatiana Shemulinkina

Dmitry Sharafutdinov is one of the best competition boulderers ever, having won the World Championships 3 times (2007, 2011, 2012). In the World Cups he’s won lots of medals, including 10 golds. He also won the overall Bouldering World Cup in 2013.

Ekaterina Kipryanova (known before as Ekaterina Andreeva, I’m guessing she changed her name after getting married), has been in several semifinals and finished 6th in the 2013 European Bouldering Championships. She won the Russian Championships in 2016 too.

Kipryanova on W4 during the final

Click here to watch the replay of the final (starting at 6h, 7min).

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