230803 IFSC Media Tears of sorrow to tears of joy for Switzerlands Klinger


Within the second session of the day on the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Bern, Switzerland, it was time for the ladies to tackle the Boulder wall.

With 109 climbers preventing for the highest 20 positions and a spot in Saturday’s semi-final, it was as soon as once more the Slovenian Olympic champion who confirmed her class. Janja Garnbret has already proven she is within the medal temper with a robust Lead efficiency, and now she exerted her Boulder dominance.

Garnbret was the one climber to prime all 5 boulders – flashing three – and going by to semi-finals in first from group A. 

USA’s Brooke Raboutou progressed in first place from group B topping three boulders and was one among 4 People to undergo.

Initially pondering she had blown her shot at a World Championship medal in her homeland, Switzerland’s Petra Klinger finally progressed in seventh place.

Klinger mentioned: “I got here off pondering I didn’t make it as a result of I used to be falling on the fourth downside so many occasions on the highest transfer, and I do know I can do that transfer, it’s not that onerous, I simply thought that’s it, my World Championships is over. However now it’s comfortable tears and I’m so comfortable, it’s a bit loopy. It’s slightly dream coming true once more.

“My coach after the final boulder was like yeah that’s good, and I believed no, it’s not that good, possibly it’s ok-ish, however then he came to visit like ‘look, have a look at the rating’ and I used to be like fourth in my group. Simply no phrases.”

France’s Zélia Avezou was one other comfortable climber from qualification. After going by in third total, Avezou mentioned: “It went very effectively. I couldn’t count on extra. In the course of the World Cup circuit I had a tough time making an attempt to qualify for semis, so it’s nice to climb like this on this occasion. If you find yourself younger it’s arduous to trust whenever you go to the World Cups, you’re impressed by all of the sturdy women, and then you definately do extra and also you begin get nearer to them and suppose I’m higher than I believed, and which means right here I’m extra assured.

“I don’t suppose I’ve any strain now. My purpose was to go to semis and now I can simply take pleasure in it. It’s already wonderful how I’ve climbed the previous two days in Boulder and Lead.”

Feeling the assist from the group helped Iran’s Elnaz Rekabi made it by qualification. Holding the 13th spot, Elnaz mentioned: “I’m actually excited now. It was good for me that I topped the second boulder because it was the toughest one I believe, however like all the time I made errors once I get too excited, then I develop into a bit nervous as I all the time miss the semi-finals due to silly errors. 

“It was an incredible expertise for me although. I loved the routes, the occasion, the crowds who have been cheering me on and inspiring me and it’s vital that I simply loved my climbing immediately.”

Nice Britain’s Molly Thompson-Smith recovered from a gradual begin to take the final semi-final spot by ending in 20th place.

For full girls’s Boulder qualification outcomes click on right here

230803 IFSC Media Tears of sorrow to tears of joy for Switzerlands KlingerPetra Klinger (SUI) in girls’s Boulder qualification motion
Photograph: Lena Drapella/IFSC

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