Good news come from Asia comps. Five Ten athlete Edyta Ropek, from Poland, had good performance during two Asian climbing events. She had won gold medal in the IFSC World Cup, and silver in Rock Master event!
Last week (29.10.2010) she was participating in the final round of 2010 IFSC World Cup in speed climbing, which was held in Chinese city Huaiji. Edyta had won those comps, with magnificent victory, biting in the direct duel actual World Champion Cuilian He from China. In the final runs, with times 9,76 seconds to Cuilian’s 9,81 seconds, Edyta set new European record on 15 meter IFSC Speed Record Wall! Old record holder was Ksenia Alekseeva from Russia, she set it during this year’s Arco Rock Master event, and it was 9,93 seconds.
As it was final edition of WC, in 2010 World Cup ranking Edyta took third place, after Alekseeva and Yuliya Levochkina from Russia. This was a really great year for Edyta, after two times WC wining, last month she defended her European Champion title, and she became the fastest European climber.
After Huaiji WC climbers were participating in Jiangyin Rock Master event, which was held near Shanghai. Competition was divided into two parts: struggle in the classical freestyle route format, and in record route format.
First day of comps athletes were fighting in freestyle. And again Edyta shows her strength and power, by winning that part of Rock Master event – she was the fastest on that route! Second was Levochkina, third Cuilian He.
Next day they were competing on records format route. Edyta managed to be third, after Ksenia Alekseeva and Cuilian He. As Edyta and Cuilian had the same number of points, according to rules which were told before comps, in case of tie results, the winner become the athlete who had better result on record format route. So Edyta had to accept the result, she was second on Jiangyin Rock Master event.
After all Edyta said: “I was hoping, that we can compete in the super final, in direct duel. What a pity, as I was feeling really strong, and everything could happen. I’m satisfied of the results made in Asia. This is really wonderful end of the season for me. Now I will rest from the comps and training, I hope that I find more time for bouldering in the rocks, as we have good weather for it in Poland.”