The Youth Championships wrapped up last month on 31 August, 2019 in Arco, Italy.
Our Victorian athletes fought hard with Ned Middlehurst coming 57th in Junior Male Boulder; Oliver Burch finished 65th in Youth A Male Speed with a time of 13.68seconds and Mathew Austin (also Youth A Male) set a new male Australian speed record of 8.124seconds which lasted a day, when QLD athlete Sam Lavender pipped Austin at the post with a new male Australian record of 8.111seconds.
All eyes were on Angie Scarth-Johnson from NSW who put on a strong performance for the green and gold. In lead Scarth-Johnson finished in 10th and in boulder made it all the way to finals with a final place of 4th in a nail-biter that came down to waiting to see how the second last athlete performed to decide if she would make the podium! Victorians flocked to Urban Climb – Collingwood to watch the young gun compete. Scarth-Johnson finished with a combined score of 5th.
Congratulations to all the Youth athletes in their amazing performances!
For full results, click here.