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4 Bouldering Medals for Japan

The 2019 Wujiang Bouldering World Cup saw strong overall performances from the Japanese team, who claimed four of the total six podium places. The women’s competition was also highly anticipated featuring the return of Miho NONAKA (JPN) to the world cup scene and the opportunity to witness yet another nearly flawless performance by Janja GARNBRET (SLO).

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2 New Gold Medalists in Wujiang

Despite the early conditions on the wall appearing less than ideal, this weekend’s Speed World Cup in Wujiang, China was full of personal bests and surprising results. As the 2019 speed season progresses, climbers are speeding up with average times decreasing each world cup, particularly among the non-speed specialists.

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IFSC World Cup Wujiang to be Watched Around the World

The Chinese segment of the IFSC World Cup Series continues this weekend with Bouldering and Speed events in Fenhu Wujiang, located in the Eastern province of Jiangsu, China. As with the first three events of the season the IFSC World Cup Wujiang will be broadcast internationally, thanks to a set of broadcasting deals secured by the IFSC which aim to increase the exposure of the sport in the approach to next year’s Olympic Games.

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Manuel CORNU Wins First Gold Medal

Without the competition of the 2 previous gold medalists in the Finals (ONDRA was sick and KRUDER failed to qualify for the semis), the outcome was entirely uncertain. Finishing at the top was the French Climber Manuel CORNU who took this opportunity to climb onto the podium for the first time in an IFSC World Cup, winning his first gold medal.

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New Speed World Record by Gold Medalist

The only thing hotter than the temperature in Chongqing this weekend was the swiftness of the speed climbers. Closing out an incredible speed competition in this year’s 2019 Chongqing World Cup, we were lucky enough to see world class performances from both the men and women.

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A Call for Speed Automatic Timing Systems

The IFSC is calling for Speed Automatic Timing Systems manufacturers/brands to apply for the Sport Official Equipment Catalogue. To create a fairer playing field, the IFSC will allow only authorised timing devices to be used at IFSC Speed events.

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IFSC Official Sport Equipment Catalogue Release: Holds, Macros and Volumes

The IFSC Official Sport Equipment Catalogue is an initiative which aims to make the playing field fairer across international IFSC events. Each IFSC event will use only authorised Official Sport Equipment within the Field of Play to ensure that all stakeholders share the same experience, from Athletes and National Federations to Routesetters and Event Organisers. In compliance with the Olympic Charter Rule 50, the Official Sport Equipment Catalogue also aims to set out a high standard of quality and clean venue as an Olympic Sport.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Competition Schedule Announced

Today, 16th April, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) unveiled the event line-up for each session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Officially commencing on 24th July and closing on 9th August 2020, the Games are scheduled to include a record 33 sports across 339 events in which, for the first time in Olympic history, Sport Climbing is set to feature as a Combined event.

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IFSC in Lausanne for Olympic Forums

Home to the International Olympic Committee, Lausanne, Switzerland, saw the largest ever International Athletes’ Forum and the 4th International Federation Gender Equality Forum take place this weekend. IFSC President Marco Maria Scolaris, Sport Director Silvia Verdolini, Head of Olympic Coordination Jérôme Meyer, and IFSC Athletes’ Commission member Charlotte Durif, gathered in Lausanne to attend the Forums and host the first meeting of the IFSC Olympic Engagement Programme.

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Slovenia First

The past 3 days Moscow has been the capital of Sport Climbing, hosting the 1st IFSC Speed World Cup for the 2019 season and the 2nd stage of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup following last week-end’s performances in Meiringen. In the impressive venue of Moscow, 450 athletes competed head to head demonstrating their speed and their strength.

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