Outcomes from Salt Lake Metropolis Paraclimbing World Cup

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From Tuesday, May 24th the first Paraclimbing World Cup of the year took place in Salt Lake City, Utah. 90 athletes from 19 countries and territories participated, including 50 athletes from Team USA. In the male and female categories, athletes competed in 13 classifications:

  • Limited range and performance (RP1, RP2, RP3)
  • Visual impairment (B1, B2, B3)
  • Upper limb amputee (AU1/arm amputee, AU2/forearm amputee)
  • Lower Limb Amputee (AL1/Seated, AL2)

Numbers (1-3) assigned to each classification denote functionality, such that one is the lowest functionality (most impaired) and three is the highest functionality (least impaired). Where the field of participants was small, similar categories were combined.

In the visual impairment categories, Tanja Glusic from Slovenia won her first gold medal in a combined B1 and B2 final. Also in the category, Raveena Alli made her debut on the international circuit and finished third. In the men’s B1, Spanish climber Francisco Javier Aguilar Amoedo took first place, adding four more world titles. In the men’s B2, Raul Simon Franco, also from Spain, took first place, matching his 2021 World Cup victory in Innsbruck. In the men’s B3, Cosmin Florin Candoi from Romania climbed precisely and at an exceptionally fast pace. He continued his own winning streak, winning his fourth gold medal in four competitions. Also in this category, Connor Geary from the USA took bronze.

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In the men’s sitting lower extremities (AL1) category, crowd favorite Angelino Zeller took first place – for the fifth time. In the men’s AL2, Spain’s Alberto Guardia Ferrer and Ethan Zilz, a first-time World Cup competitor from the USA, both led the route in a tight final. Ferrer took first place based on qualifying results. In the women’s AL2, Australia’s Sarah Larcombe took first place in her first-ever World Cup.

In a combined men’s FP1 and AU1 final, Germany’s Korbinian Franck was the only competitor to secure a top spot. US athletes Sunny Yang and Elliot Nguyen took second and third place respectively. In a combined men’s RP2 and AU2 final, Israeli Mor Michael Sapir won his sixth gold medal. In this category, Americans Brian Zarzuela and Trevor Smith took third and fourth place. In the men’s RP3, Jamie Barendrecht of the Netherlands won his first gold medal ahead of Jared Lenahan (USA). In the women’s combined RP1 and AL1 finals, Austria’s Jasmin Plank took first place. Also in this category, Emily Seelenfreund from the USA took second place. In a combined FP2 and FP3 final, Marina Dias secured Brazil’s first paraclimbing gold medal.

In the women’s AU2, experienced climber Lucia Capovilla from Italy took first place ahead of Maureen Beck and Eleanor Rubin, both from the USA

Results, final video and pictures of gold medalists are below. The next Paraclimbing World Cup will take place on June 21-22 in Innsbruck, Austria.

Results

Ladies B1 and B2

Tanja Glusic of Slovenia competes in the Women’s Paraclimbing B1 Final at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Gentlemen B1

Francisco Javier Aguilar Amoedo of Spain competes in the Men’s Paraclimbing B1 Final at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Gentlemen B2

Raul Simon Franco of Spain competes in the Men’s Paraclimbing B2 Finals at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Gentlemen B3

Cosmin Florin Candoi of Romania competes in the Men’s Paraclimbing B3 Finals at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Men’s AL2

Alberto Guardia Ferrer of Spain competes in the Men’s Paraclimbing AL2 Finals at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Ladies AL2

Sarah Larcombe of Australia competes in the Women’s Paraclimbing AL2 Finals at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Men’s RP3

Jamie Barendrecht of the Netherlands competes in the Men’s Paraclimbing RP3 Finals at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Ladies AU2

Lucia Capovilla of Italy competes in the Women’s Paraclimbing AU2 Finals at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Ladies RP2 and RP3

Marina Dias of Brazil competes in the Women’s Paraclimbing RP3 Finals at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Women RP1 and AL1

Jasmine Plank of Austria competes in the Women’s Paraclimbing RP1 Finals at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Men’s RP2 and AU2

Mor Michael Sapir of Israel competes in the Men’s Paraclimbing RP2 Finals at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Men’s RP1 and AU1

Korbinian Franck of Germany competes in the Men’s Paraclimbing RP1 Finals at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)

Men’s AL1

Angelino Zeller of Austria competes in the Men’s Paraclimbing AL1 Finals at The Front Climbing Club during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Daniel Gajda / IFSC)