IFSC World Championships

It’s been a busy month for competition climbing both internationally and locally.  The boulder state season continued last week, moving its way north to Queensland and will continue with the Tasmanian State Boulder Titles on the 27 and 28 September.

Further abroad, the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Innsbruck happened from 6-16 September showcasing the combined format that will be adopted for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The World Championships were exhilarating to watch; from controversy over the route setting to athletes being put to the test doing all three disciplines, and for the combined finals, all three disciplines in one day.

Among the world’s best athletes were two Victorians: Campbell Harrison and Oceana Mackenzie.  Both athletes put in an amazing effort to show the world Australia’s future is strong.

Mackenzie finished with an overall combined result of 26th while Harrison opted not to compete in speed and therefore didn’t receive a combined ranking.

To view full results for all disciplines, click here.

These world competitions are a big jump from competition climbing in Australia and it is very impressive to see the Australian international climbing team continue to grow.  There were 8 Australian competitors in total and 3 officials in attendance.

We wish all these climbers the best in the future and wish them luck in their bids for Tokyo 2020.