Thursday, June 21, 2018

UrFU student wins world climbing competition

Dmitri Sharafutdinov, a student at Ural Federal University, won the 2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup at the GoPro Mountain Games held earlier this month in Vail, Colo. in the U.S.

For Sharafutdinov, who has been climbing competitively for 10 years, this is his first gold medal. He took third place in this year's qualifying round, but he was the only Russian climber to advance to the final round of the competition.

Prior to victory in this year's World Cup, Sharafutdinov received bronze medals in 2003 and 2012 in all-Russian bouldering competitions.

In this year's world bouldering championship, second place in the men's competition went to France's Guillaume Glairon Mondet, followed by Canada's Sean McColl in third place, France's Jeremy Bonder in fourth place, Austria's Kilian Fischhuber in fifth place and Japan's Kokoro Fujii in sixth place.