Gold for Vadim Timonov and Jessica Pilz at the Military World Winter Games

The third edition of the Military World Winter Games took place in Socchi, Russia, last weekend. Vadim Timonov and Jessica Pilz won the bouldering event in a final full of familiar faces.

Picture gallery from the event, click on the sides to see more pictures.

The Militar World Winter Games include a bouldering competition in which climbers associated with national armies (in some countries the army “sponsors” sportspeople) in which 35 boulderers from 10 countries took part. Among them, international stars like Mina Markovic, Manu Cornu, Jakob Schubert, Dmitry Sharafutdinov or the winners Vadim Timonov and Jessica Pilz.

1- Vadim Timonov (RUS) | Jessica Pilz (AUT)
2- Manu Cornu (FRA) | Olga Iakovleva (RUS)
3- Domen Skofic (SLO) | Mina Markovic (SLO)

Full results: men & women.

To learn more about the Military World Games, check out our article about them from 2013, when the games were held in Annecy, France.

Jessica Pilz on her way to the top during the final.

Vadim Timonov durig qualifiers.

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Team Austria marching in a not-so-even formation.

Manu Cornu manouvering among volumes.

“1st place! My first gold medal in the competition of this level!”


  1. Ah fantastic! Was Putin present in the crowd? I am sure he was proud of his military event :p

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