I’m after Championships in Paris. Those were my 7-th world championships in career. Great climbing show, on its way to the world of big sport events. For me championships are always important, I prepare for them all the year, doing everything to build form on exact day of my start.
World Championships: Edyta Ropek 5-th in speed
This year not everything was on my mind, I got cold before the competition and we fought to cure me up. Partially it succeeded, but most of the time in Paris, I spend resting before the start.
Championships were really impressive, I think that even the timing system failure in qualifying rounds of speed, will not change comprehensive review of that event (shame that the organizers did not provide backup device). I had a good start in qualifications. With hand measured on stopwatch time I had 9,30 seconds, and qualify to the finals at 9 place.
Next day, in the finals in the first stage I beat higher classified Russian athlete Maria Krasawina, 9,77 s. to 10,63 s. In next stage I run with other Rusian Iuliia Kapalina, this was very fast duel. We turned off times almost at the same time, 8,80 s. to mine 8,90 seconds. Maria went on, and I was finally 5-th. First non-Russian athlete :) I’m really satisfied with the result, because I improved my personal record. The time I had reached is really big step for me. The first official competition, in which I ran under nine seconds.
Results from Paris You can find on: www.ifsc-climbing.org
Now I prepare to the last world cups, which will be held in Chinese city Xining, and South Korean city Mokpo in the middle of October.