posted by dpm on 07/12/2011
Don't forget to watch the IFSC World Cup lead and speed Competition in Chamonix, France, live on ifsc.tv.
Official Press Release:
July 8th, 2011,- Opening round of the IFSC Lead World Cup in Chamonix
Chamonix will host next IFSC Lead and Speed climbing events scheduled for 11th - 13th July.
Expectations are especially growing for the inaugural round of Lead World Cup 2011. It will be a good occasion to test the preparation of athletes for the upcoming World Championships in Arco that will start only few days later. All the best climbers are ready to excel and get important points that will place them among the favorites for the upcoming major event in Arco.
The competition in Chamonix, organized by the French Federation F.F.M.E and the Sport Club of Chamonix, is in its 13th edition and is considered to be one of the most import climbing contests in France. European Youth Cup Speed, new event in this year’s program will precede the World Cup. The event is expected to attract a great number of public. 25000 spectators are awaited to attend 3 days of competition and the climax will be reached on the 13th when 17000 people will be watching the show of the finals of lead specialty.
Two wide climbing walls of 15 meters high will be placed at the center of Chamonix, in the outdoor venue of Place du Mont Blanc, just at the foot of the Alps. IFSC Chief route setter Adam Pustelnik (POL) will work side by side with the French crew Vincent Degirolamo and Mathieu Dutray to set the route for this competition.
229 athletes of 30 countries have registered for the event. The Russian, French, Ukraine, Austrian, Italian Kazan, German and Korean are among the largest national teams with more than 10 athletes competing.
In speed specialty the Russian Kokorin Stanislav, winner of the first IFSC Speed World Cup in Milan is leading the ranking with 334.32 points, followed by the countryman Vaitcekhovskii Evgenii at 307.17; third ranked is the Czech climber Libor Hroza with 293.64 points.
As for Speed women the Russian Alekseeva Kseniia is first ranked with 266.20; second positioned is Levochkina Yuliya, also Russian, with 255.55 points, while Ropek Edyta (POL) follows with a total of 252.95 points.
IFSC Boulder World Cup in Chamonix will be webcast live on ifsc.tv.
Highlights will be available after the event on ifsc.tv and youtube.com/ifscchannel.
Replays of Semi Finals and Finals can be downloaded after the event on ifsc.tv.
Complete competition results will be constantly updated on ifsc-climbing.org.