10 nations share the 18 medals in Graz

EDITORIAL

6 August 2022

The third and final day of the Euro Youth Championship in Graz started with the semifinal for the oldest juniors. Surprisingly, both the boys and the girls competed on almost identical boulders as the final Youth A boulders from yesterday. Several coaches were upset as this is against the onsight format.

Geva Levin from won the semi but dropped to fifth, and third among the Israelians, in the final. Dayan Akhtar from GBR won being the only one topping three boulders. Among the junior girls France got a double victory by Zelia Avezou (3 tops) and Selma Mimoune (1).

In the youngest girl category, Austria took a double by Floria Oblasser and Anna Bolius who both did all four problems in five tries. Floria won on countback as she also was #1 in both the semi and the qualification. Among the boys, Boyan Kirov from Bulgaria qualified as #8 and last into the final, which he won by doing three tops in four attempts. Runner-up was Samuel Richard using one more attempt for his three tops.

Overall, no country dominated and 10 different nations got at least one of the 18 medals. France was #1 with one gold and two silvers.

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