Bouldering, first out of three disciplines that are going to perform on European universites championship for sport climbing in Split, held today in the Poljud stadium. It is a type of sport climbing different from others because it is performed without the use of ropes of harmesses and boulders are sportsmens with great stamina and finger strenght.
More then 70 athletes from differents parts of Europe gathered to test their abilites in boulder, speed and lead sport climbing. Surely competition is tough considering that some big names embellished championship with their arrival. Borna Čujić is Croatian representative and world champion for juniors in bouldering, Iulia Kaplina is world champion holding new Speed record from 2 months ago, Svetlana Motovilova from Russia is bronze medalist from 1st World University Sport Climbing Championship and her teammate Stanislav Kokorin won the gold on the same competition.
The qualification round for women was held throughout the morning and among numerous athletes from all over the Europe, Barbara Gilić from University of Split was only Croatian represenative. Qualification round for man was incredible interesting and the Polish, Russian and Portugese representatives were the most numerous
Universites from United Kingdom can be proud of their womens's representatives because Ajda Remškar from the University of Edinburgh was the most successful, winning first place and Jennifer Wood from the University of Sheffield was second, winning another medal after bronze on EUG last year. Daria Kan from the Industrial University of Tyumen was third and Barbara Gilić ended on excelent fifth place.
In the men’s competition, Aleksandr Shikov from the Industrial University of Tyumen won the gold medal not dropping his first position after qualifications. Silver medal went to Simon Lorenzi from the Catolic University of Louvain (BEL) , while his colleague, Sebastien Berthe, followed him on third position.
After excelent start in qualification and enormous struggle for first three positions with three Belgium representatives, Borna Čujić from University of Zagreb ended up on fourth position.