posted by dpm on 07/22/2011
Austrian Angela Eiter has clinched the 1st place win for the women in the lead climbing category at the world championships in Arco, Italy. The finals route featured a viciously tricky dyno. Every competitor fell at the dyno except for Eiter who discovered a sneaky heel-hook and climbed nearly to the top. With all seven of the other competitors falling in the same spot the ranking was determined by their earlier performance in the qualification rounds. Korean Jain Kim took second, Austrian Magdalena Röck took third and our American representative Sasha Digiulian placed eighth.
Women's winners: Kim (2nd) Eiter (1st), Rock (3rd). Photo Giulio Malfer Arco2011
Read the full report on the Arco 2011 site.