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Sabine Bacher reports that she and her sister Barbara have done Der Schwarze Schwan, 8c in Ötztal. Both sisters have been active World Cup climbers for some ten years, and Sabine was #17 last year in Bouldering. Barbara has competed in both disciplines- in 2003 she was #5 in the Lead World Cup, and in 2000 she won the Youth World Championships.
Lena Herman has done her first 8b+, Land of confusion in Frankenjura. " Second try after work out, three days. PSYCHED!" Last year, Lena was #2 in a Boulder Euro Youth Cup.
Jan hojer is setting records in Rocklands, where in the past 9 days he has done 26 boulders 8A and harder. In total, Jan has flashed 4 8A+ problems, and came close on The Power of One 8B, having to drop off to rearrange the pads. In the last Boulder World Cup, the German was #3.
Sasha Digiulian has onsighted Encore, 8a+ and flashed L'ami de Tout le Monde, 8b in Céüse. The 20 year old is famous for having done two 9a routes, and she is #5 in the 8a game among the guys. Last year, Sasha finished 2nd in the Bouldering World Championships without any bouldering-specific training, or any previous experience at the event. She also finished 8th in the Lead competition, and won the Combined category. Sasha is planning on starting her University studies in New York City 3 weeks before the upcoming World Championships on September 12th in Paris, and will prepare without specific training again.
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