Everyone kept their head during the Speed discipline; Sandra Lettner (AUT) sensationally came in on the first place.
After the Speed round, favorites Ashima Shiraishi, Brooke Raboutou and Sandra Lettner were all in the midfield of the ranking.
One does not just simply beat Ashima Shiraishi, but Sandra Lettner had a special day today. Lettner gave everything she got during Bouldering and showcased her talent. She was the only one out of her peers to get to all the tops in Bouldering and secured the first place before the Lead event.
The Lead event was decisive: Gold for Sandra Lettner and Sam Avezou
Sandra Lettner has already stated after the Lead competition that she likes this wall in Innsbruck. She was showing her talent confidently and only fell when almost being at the top. When Brooke Raboutou (USA) fell at the same handle, the dice have been cast: Lettner claimed the second gold medal for Austria against an extremely strong competition at the Climbing Youth World Championships! The very first world champion in the U18-category was overjoyed about her great day: “I would have never thought that I would get this far, and that I am still this strong on day 12 of this event. I am overjoyed. Now I will rest a bit before the European Championships come up."
Every Austrian athlete managed to finish in the top ten, an impressive result that was much appreciated by the Austrians. Silver and Bronze went to the big favorite Ashima Shiraishi (USA) and her teammate Brooke Raboutou. Sandra Lettner is the first athlete to beat Ashima Shiraishi at a Youth competition.
Youth A male: First Gold for France in the hands of Sam Avezou
The Frenchman Sam Avezou won the Combined title. Silver went to Filip Schenk, Petar Ivanov won Bronze. The Youth A combined World Champion said: “ It was great today. To disciplines in a row are tiring, but the day was really fun. For us young athletes, it is really important that the Combined discipline is carried out, because it will be used in Tokyo. It was the first time ever at these Youth World Championships and I am glad to have been a part of it."