In the absence of real tournaments of the international Federation of sport climbing has proposed to conduct virtual competitions in the discipline “speed climbing” where the races are held on a standardized 15-meter vertical track – standard. Participants from different national teams were on identical climbing walls installed in different countries. In IFSC Connected Speed Knockout was attended by 55 athletes from nine countries. In the new format were made by the climbers from Russia, Indonesia, Poland, France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan.

the climbing Federation of Russia enthusiastically supported the idea of international colleagues. Time of the event fell on the training event in Alushta. It is here that the newly constructed to collect the benchmark and ran off all the essential races of our athletes. Each team had the right to expose no more than 10 people (5 men and 5 women). Virtual participants of the tournament were Catherine Baraduc (Tyumen oblast), Elizaveta Ivanova (Sverdlovsk oblast), Daria Kan (Tyumen oblast), Julia Kaplina (Tyumen region), Anna Tsyganova (Krasnoyarsk Krai), Arseny Bogomolov (Voronezh oblast), Vladislav Deulin (Tyumen oblast), Leo Rudzki (Moscow), Sergey Rukin (Tyumen oblast), Dmitry Timofeev (Perm region).

Its part of the IFSC Connected Speed Knockout Russian skorostnye ran on July, 21. The format of the tournament was similar to usual competitions in the record format of the discipline “speed climbing”: first qualification with two attempts to get into the top 16, and then the races on departure. The main difference is that each of the participants had to run the whole programme, from qualifications to the finals. In the language of the movie, we had to shoot six episodes. But how many of them will be included in the final film? It is subsequently shown at the times determined by the IFSC.

All races were recorded on video and sent to the international Federation. Then had to remain silent for ten days – until the premiere IFSC imposed a ban on the dissemination of any details, from the names of the participants to the race results.

the Official screening IFSC Connected Speed Knockout was held on second of August at 18 o’clock Moscow time. The beginning of the broadcast was not chosen by chance: at this point, Japan has already come the third of August. On this day in 2021 climbing debut at the Olympic games in the land of the rising sun.

the women all the Russians broke into the top 16. He won the qualification Yulia Kaplina (7,640), and the opponent she got Anna Tsyganova, for which these competitions became the first after a severe spinal injury that happened a year ago… Kaplina knocked on the stopwatch 7,649, and Krasnoyarsk skorostnie 9,158. Next opponent Julia – Austrian Alexander Elmer ran about the same Uroout (8,824). A chronometer Russians stood at the level of 7,592.

Ahead was a semi-final with compatriot Elizaveta Ivanova. It Kaplina ran slower than in previous rounds – 8,074. And Ivanov by the result 7,827 reached the final. Ural mountain climber in all rounds showed stable times to reach 7.7 and 7.8. In the first round, Elizabeth without problems ahead of the Italian Eric Piscopo (7,861 against 9,219). In the quarterfinals, her opponent was Indonesia Rage Salsabila. The advantage was again on the side of the Ural skorostnoy, but not so impressive (7,700 vs 7,887).

In the final chronometer Elizabeth was again stopped in the usual range (7,706), but for gold it was not enough. He won the pole Alexander Kalucki (7,460). Ivanov finished the tournament with silver. In the final for bronze Kaplina made a failure, this award was won by the Italian Giulia Randi.

Say about our other girls. Darya Kahn in the first round lost to future champion Kalucki, and Catherine Barsuk made a failure in the confrontation with the Frenchwoman Capucin Viglione.

the Russian Men’s team also at full strength has reached the final stage. The best time in qualifying showed Indonesian Rahmat ADI (5,762).

the First ever virtual tournament brought medal of Wladislaw Deulino. In the first round, he confidently beat the Italian Alessandro of Boulos (6,008 against 7,471). In the quarterfinals rivals again went to the Italian, but another, more terrible is the reigning world champion Ludovico was Fossili. He admitted failure, but here is our current European champion ran a steady – 5,912. In the semifinals, Vlad was even faster (5,772), but 15 mils in distance combat Rahmadan ADI, he still does not have enough (5,757).

Rival Deulina in the final for third place was Timofeev. A few words about his way. In the eighth opponent Perm speed specialist was the Indonesian Zaenal Arifin, which cause no problems (5,963 against 6,464). In the second round he won Arseny Bogomolov (5,980 against 7,007). In the semifinals, Zvereva lost to Gianluca Zodda (6,126 against 5,916).

the Russian In the small final, both teams acted quickly and accurately. On 14 hundredths faster was Vladislav Deulin (vs 5,944 5,803)! Gold took Rachmad ADI ahead of Soda 28 thousandths (5,798 5,770 against).

Leo Rudzki and Sergey Rukin stopped at the 1/8 finals. Lion lost seven hundredths Alfiano Muhammad from Indonesia, Sergei lost to those same moments Bogomolov.