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Revenge on the WCH with the European Championship - Loic Timmermans

 
Revenge on the WCH with the European Championship - Loic Timmermans
Revenge on the WCH with the European Championship - Loic Timmermans
Revenge on the WCH with the European Championship - Loic Timmermans
 
November 05, 2012 -  Loic Timmermans    
 

This weekend took place the first European Youth Championship ever and after an unsuccessful WCH in Singapore, I really wanted to take my revenge!

This is what I did, taking the gold medal! It was a long day, waking up at 5.30 am and climbing the finals at 9.00 pm. The qualifications went surprising good, as I was the only one topping out both routes. The other Belgians climbed well too as we were 5 finalists!

The finals were great with a good ambiance, big crowd, light effects and for my part a nice route!

When I read the route I knew it was something for me ! I was also motivated by the final slab which is something really interesting at the end of a route, when you are pumped and you still have to stay concentrated !

The climbing went well as all the movements felt logical and I could rest nearly everywhere I wanted to. I fell at the very end, pumped and struggling with the last quickdraw because the rope was a bit blocked... But anyway, I heard ''European Champion'' and felt happy about this achievement!

Check the climb and the podium here.

Anak from Belgium topped the route but two other girls did it as well and because of the (stupid) time rule, she finished third. Good job anyway!

Thanks to the organization and route setters for this amazing comp and of course to everyone who support me and my sponsors!

 
 

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