German Championships Speed

Speed nationals were just a week after the last Nationals in the Olympic Combined. An 8-hour train ride for some top rope climbing didn't really psyche me, but once I was there I was really hyped to give it my best. In my first qualification run, I had a smooth time of 8.32s, which already beat my PB of 8.40s in Tai'an. The second run was even better: 8.11s. Placed 4th, in the same order as at the Speed part of the Olympic Combined Nationals last Week :D In the 1/8-Final I mostly focussed...
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German Championship Olympic Combined

Last weekend we had our first national comp in the Olympic Combined format and it was also the first Olympic Combined comp for me. I participated in the World University Championship in the Combined event, but the format was a little different as there was just a result calculated from the separate disciplines, and there was no combined final. The Olympic Combined format is as follows: It is a competition with all three disciplines of climbing included. In the Qualification, you start of...
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World University Championship

The next morning after nationals I already had to leave for the World Universit Championship in Bratislava. Luckily, I still had one more rest day as the first day of the comp was just accreditation Stuff and the opening ceremony. I was really excited as this was the first really combined competition for me. While I did participate in the combined ranking at the Youth Worlds in Guangzhou in 2016, it's a whole different thing if you have one or two rest days in between each discipline. Here y...
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China Part 2 – Shanghai and World Cup in Tai’an

Video by Urs Stoecker Chongquing isn't really the place you want to stay for longer than needed, so it was a good decision to leave to Shanghai for a couple of training sessions at Pongo before the next World Cup in Tai'an. I liked Shanghai a lot more than Chongquing. Food and Culture were more Western than in central China. After Training, we also did some Sightseeing and went on top of the Shanghai Tower, which is the second highest building in the world. A couple of days in Shanghai...
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China Part 1 – World Cup in Chongquing

Video by Urs Stoecker It took us easily 25+ hours of travel before we finally arrived in Chongquing. This city is just insane! It's so huge, there are so many skyscrapers as far as you can see. Still, China is definitely not my favorite place to be. I did not really feel prepared enough for the comp as I got sick in Moscow and could not train for two weeks. This I had only two more sessions in China before the comp and could only do One rest day, while I usually prefer doing two rest days...
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