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Exciting Lead Finals Bring IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships to a Close

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 19, 2013  Central Saanich, BC - The 2013 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships came to a close Monday night with the exciting finals of the lead competition and unlike the speed competition that was dominated by the Russians on Sunday, medals in lead were distributed to climbers from a variety of countries. Leading the pack was Team Japan, who took away four medals in total including...

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Day 2 Qualifying Complete, Semi-Finals Set for World Youth Climbing Championships

MEDIA RELEASE Central Saanich, BC - After a second day of qualifying in the Lead / Difficulty category, the 26 semi-finalists in each age category have been determined at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships that are taking place at the Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich. The qualifiers include nine Canadian climbers, the highest number of Canadian athletes to reach the World Youth semi-finals in the past five years Semi-finals will...

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IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships Are Underway

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) Central Saanich, BC (ISN) - With over 450 athletes in attendance, including the 48-member U.S. team, the exuberant Mexicans and host Canada, the 2013 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Youth Climbing Championships kicked off Thursday evening with an impressive opening ceremonies that included a performance from the Aeriosa Dance Society. Teams began arriving at the Boulders Climbing Gym around 4:00 pm to register for the event and...

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The World is Here! IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships Begin Today

MEDIA RELEASE Central Saanich, BC - Over 470 young athletes from 34 countries have arrived at The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich to compete in the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships that takes place today through Monday. The event kicks off this evening, Thursday August 15th at 8:00 pm with an Opening Ceremonies that will feature an amazing, aerial dance performance by the Aeriosa Dance Society, and a traditional drumming...

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Home Field Advantage Gives Team Canada Edge at IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Central Saanich, BC - With 25 percent of Team Canada's 28 young athletes calling the Boulders Climbing Gym home, the Canadian National Youth Climbing team is hoping that home field advantage will give their climbers a leg up on the competition at this week's International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships. Team Canada was at the facility Monday for their final training session prior to the championships, and they look...

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