17 September 2023

Bertone and Stipek superior winners of the Lead Youth Championships

Very well organised competition with a lot of fun and in general good route setting.” The head coach from Norway, Reini ”Nicki” Horak comments on the European Youth Lead Championships in Helsinki. Jan Stipek from the Czech Republic won the boys' U-15 and was the superior winner by topping all four routes.

Youth-19
1. Yannick Nagel GER - Sara Copar SLO
2. Guillermo P Franganillo ESP - Iziar M Almendros ESP
3. Victor Guillermin FRA - Rosa Rekar SLO

Youth-17
1. Max Bertone FRA - Noé Looser SUI
2. Sam Hammond GBR- Jennifer Buckley SLO
3. Riccardo Vincentini ITA - Maja Oleksy POL

Youth-15
1. Jan Stipek CZE - Geila Macia Martin ESP
2. Christian Leitner AUT - Julia Rasmussen SUI
3. Luca Nündel GER - Flora Oblasser AUT
Complete results

Noteworthy is that Bertone won his category by 13 holds and that he actually came six holds higher than Nagel, who won Boys-19 by four holds. Furthermore, Stipek, Martin and Nagel had earlier won the Championships in Boulder meaning they got the golds also in the Boulder & Lead Combined. Complete Boulder & Lead results.

Bertone comments on his victory. (c) Antti Peltola
I’m really happy that I could climb like I wanted in this competition, something I couldn’t do at the youth world championship in Seoul. I’m proud to come back home with a gold medal and it motivates me to go back to training and come back even stronger!”
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