Double golds for Jenft and Schalk

EDITORIAL

Thursday, 6 May

Paul Jenft and Mejdi Schalck, both from France, secured their second gold today in the Euro Youth Championship in Perm. Overall, France dominated, especially in Boulder. The biggest surprise in the competition was that Olympian Albert Gines Lopez was #4 in Lead and #8 in Bouldering. However, the Spaniard won the qualifications in both Lead and Bouldering as well as the Lead Semi.

Boulder 02: Paul Jeft FRA - Naile Meignan FRA
Boulder 04: Mejdi Schalk FRA - Zélia Avezou FRA
Lead 06: Timo Uznik AUT - Barbora Bernardova CZE
Complete results

Noteworthy is that nine out of the twelve golds in Lead and Boulder were won by 8a members. Paul Jenft (17), Mejdi Schalck (16) and Niki Rusev (15) did all do 9a's in 2020. Timo Užnik (15) did his first 8B boulder just two weeks ago. Marketa Janosova (17) did her first 8c in 2019, Naile Meignan (17) did her first 8c in 2016 and Lucija Tarkuš (17) did her first 8c+ last year.

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