WYCH Innsbruck 2017 Youth A Boulder Finals
The first finals of the huge IFSC Youth World Climbing Champs was Youth A Bouldering. For the athletes competing in combined this was to be a huge one, with important points on offer to get into the combined competition on the final days and potentially gain an invite for Youth World Olympics next year in Argentina.
This final will go down as the Filip and Ashima show, with the Filip Schenk flashing all 4 problems to take a strong win in the guys over Keita Dohi (who also topped all 4, meaning Filip could never afford to let up), and Ashima Shiraishi being the only female to top all 4 problems in only 7 attempts, beating out rising Russian star Luiza Emeleva who climbed superbly to second.
All the photos are available for download for personal social media use at https://circuit.smugmug.com/WYCH-2017-Youth-A-Boulder-Finals/