WYCH Innsbruck 2017 Youth A Speed
Youth A Speed was a super busy afternoon at the 2017 World Youth Champs. With 195 climbers in the group it meant up to 390 qualifying runs before semis and finals. When I say “up to” its because around 20 young climbers false started and lost the option to progress in the competition.
Indeed, the who competition was plagued by timing system issues which really showed that the system needed refining. The competition experienced stoppage after stoppage and ran much longer than desired as a result. The start pads were covered with red tape, showing where you couldn’t stand as it wouldn’t sense you, not exactly filling the athletes with confidence. Indeed some of the favorites were eliminated in qualifying, unable to show what they were capable of…
Here are all the Youth A photos, from qualifying to finals. Enjoy and feel free to share on your personal social media accounts. Higher res copies are available to download at https://circuit.smugmug.com/WYCH-Innsbruck-Youth-A-Speed/