The final IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup event of the season began today in Villars, Switzerland, as the sport classes settled qualification into the finals with the hope of claiming the last gold of the 2022 season.

There were 109 athletes across 15 sport classes in action with the visually impaired athletes kicking off the competition on a cool Swiss morning.


In the men’s B1 Aita Sho of Japan set the standard impressively topping both routes. He will be the favourite to take gold but Francisco Javier Aguilar Amoedo of Spain and Razvan Nedu of Romania will be out to stop him.

For the men’s Paraclimbing B1 full results click here.


Great Britain’s Richard Slocock leads qualification against his rivals from Spain and Romania. He will contest the final with the two Spanish athletes Raul Simon Franco and Guillermo Pelegrín Gómez as Valentin-Laurentiu Moise of Romania misses out.

For the men’s Paraclimbing B2 full results click here.


Cosmin Florin Candoi of Romania had a strong qualifying on the Men’s B3 topping both routes. Chaz Misuraca of Canada also topped route 1 and with a 38+ on route 2 also makes the final. They will be joined by Lux Losey Sail of Great Britain.

For the men’s Paraclimbing B3 full results click here.


Great Britain’s Abigail Robinson was another athlete topping two routes to make finals. Another four competitors topped route 1 but it is Edith Scheinecker of Germany and Nadia Bredice of Italy who make it through.

For the women’s Paraclimbing B2 full results click here.


There were no tops in the women’s B3 but there was strong, evenly matched competition. Ionela Grecu of Romania goes through to the finals in first position joined by France’s Melissa Cesarone and Roxane Heili and Norway’s Iben Jongsvik Paulsen.

For the women’s Paraclimbing B3 full results click here.


There is a guaranteed full Austrian podium in the men’s AL1 as Angelino Zeller, Markus Pösendorfer and Daniel Kontsch all made it through to the finals. Zeller looks the one to beat with two strong climbs in qualification.

For the men’s Paraclimbing AL1 full results click here.


Three men made the top in the AL2 class and advance to the final – they are Julien Gasc of France, Albert Guardia Ferrer of Spain and Frederik Leys of Belgium. Despite not making a top, Spain’s Iván Germán Pascual had two strong routes to qualify in third place.

For the men’s Paraclimbing AL2 full results click here.


Two tops from Lucie Jarrige puts the French climber into the final of the women’s AL2. Rachel Maia of New Zealand also topped and advances. They will be joined by Australian Sarah Larcombe and American Hannah McFadden.

For the women’s Paraclimbing AL2 full results click here.


Two tops put Germany’s Kevin Bartke into the AU2 final where he will meet Isak Ripman of Norway who topped route 1. The other final spot was taken by Erwan Lievin of France.

For the men’s Paraclimbing AU2 full results click here.


Another French athlete with two tops was Solenne Piret. Lucia Capovilla of Italy also made the top of route 1 and will join Piret in the final with Giovanna Dubuc of USA.

For the women’s Paraclimbing AU2 full results click here.


There was only one top in the men’s RP2 and that was from Korbinian Franck of Germany. The German will be joined in the final by compatriot Tim Schaffrinna and Gian Matteo Ramini of Italy.

For the men’s Paraclimbing RP1 full results click here.


Spain’s Iván Muñoz Escolar topped route 1 to finish in first place and qualify for the RP2 final. Mor Michael Sapir of Israel, Benjamin Mayforth of USA and Manikandan Kumar of India will join him.

For the men’s Paraclimbing RP2 full results click here.


Jamie Barendrecht of the Netherland’s was the only climber to top in the RP3 and qualifies in first for the finals. Bastien Thomas of France qualified in second with Andrej Haršány of Slovakia third and Danial Amiri of Iran in fourth.

For the men’s Paraclimbing RP3 full results click here.


Both Jasmin Plank of Austria and Melissa Ruiz of USA topped route 1 of the women’s RP1 and make it through to the final. Joining them will be the Spanish pair of Andrea Sánchez Aparicio and Marta Peche Salinero.

For the women’s Paraclimbing RP1 full results click here.


There were ten athletes that topped route 2 in the women’s RP3 but only one managed to top both. Germany’s Rosalie Schaupert goes through to finals in top spot with her two tops and is joined by Christiane Luttikhuizen of the Netherlands and British pair Leanora Volpe and Martha Evans from the highly contested class.

For the women’s Paraclimbing RP3 full results click here.

The finals will take place at 4:00PM (UTC+2:00) tomorrow when the medallists will be crowned and the 2022 season will come to a close for the Paraclimbing athletes.

News and updates about the event will also be available on the IFSC website, and on the Federation’s social media channels: FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.


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