Climbing World Championships Results, Avilés, Spain

Dave Barrans' and Gareth Parry's bouldering brilliance has earned them 16th and 17th place respectively in the Climbing World Championships at the weekend in Aviles, Spain.

It's the first time Barrans has competed in the World Climbing Championships so his international future is looking bright. Russia's Dmitry Sharafutdinov and Austria's Anna Stöhr won the bouldering championships. In the leading finals, Spanish climbers Ramón Julián Puigblanque and Patxi Usobiaga Lakunza looked happy on home soil and took gold and silver in the men's comp. Austria's Angela Eiter took the women's title.

Full report by Tina Gardner at

Additional report by Dougald MacDonald at

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25 Sep, 2007
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