For two whole weeks there will be exactly one year after the injury of breaking and reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in my right knee. Extremely demanding year. Year of hard work, incredible dedication, determination and enormous will to fight for a return to the sport, to climbing.
I am exactly one month before the start of the world cup series in speed climbing. I’m finishing phase of the toughest workouts, already thinking about the first starts. The winter time I worked very well, rebuilding muscle mass in the injured leg, so that I could return to normal training.
Last week was the time when three final editions of the 2013 World Cup in Speed climbing took place in Asia. The competitor supported by TOP30, Entre Prises, Five Ten, Azoty Group & Elzat, Edyta Ropek, in spite of a serious knee injury, finished this year's competitions as one of the first ten of the world's best speed climbers!
Day three of the competition was completely dedicated to speed climbing. The entire speed comp was to be run during that day, which gave the sport-only climbers a day off. We (the US kids who were not competing in speed) got to sleep in, and then head over to the comp just as the practice runs were ending. The United States crushed in speed, and had seven athletes place in the top five, which included four medals! Huge congrats to John Brosler and Kyra Condie for taking home the bronze, as well as to Kayla...
After training for about six weeks from July to August, it was finally time for me to leave for worlds. This year’s IFSC youth world championships were held in Victoria, Canada, which was very convenient for the North American athletes. Since the competition took place in the middle of my internship, I was unable to head up to Canada beforehand to train with some of the other US team members; however, by the time the competition rolled around, I was climbing well and psyched for the event.
Satisfied with her performance in the third edition of the World Cup in speed climbing, a competitor supported by Five Ten, TOP30, Entre-Prises, Grupa Azoty and Elzat, Edyta Ropek has just come back to Poland. The inhabitant of Tarnów has returned to the World Cup competition after a break caused by a very serious knee injury. In spite of missing one edition Edyta Ropek takes the 9th place in the World Cup 2013 classification as yet.