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Four GB Medals in Paraclimbing Cup Briançon

The GB Paraclimbing team have had an incredible weekend at this year's first World Cup in Briançon. All GB athletes climbed fantastically in the 35 degree heat with 5 out of the 10 athletes entered qualifying for finals.

The GB team on form in Briançon., 218 kb
The GB team on form in Briançon.
© Robin O'Leary

Matt Phillips, Hannah Baldwin and Abbie Robinson all reached high points on their challenging routes, taking gold medals for Team GB. Dave Bowes secured his place on the podium with some great climbing on steep ground finishing in 3rd. Jo Newton finished in 4th after tackling her steep final route.

Abigail Robinson on her way to a Gold medal., 113 kb
Abigail Robinson on her way to a Gold medal.
© Sheila Farrell McCarron

All team members are back to training hard for the World Championships in Innsbruck in September.

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Dave Bowes placed 3rd in his category.
© Sheila Farrell McCarron

GB Paraclimbing team coach Belinda Fuller told UKC: "Robin O'Leary and I are so proud of the whole team and are buzzing to bring home 4 medals, 3 of which are gold! It is worth noting the improvement from last year as we've already secured more gold medals in one World Cup than we did in the whole World Cup series last year. The team are continuing to follow their plans and training smart in the build up to the World Champs in September - we can't wait to see some more awesome performances!

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Hannah Baldwin took first place in Briançon.
© Sheila Farrell McCarron

"Paraclimbing is growing exponentially with over 4 times more athletes registered to compete in this year's world championships than the previous. The live feed at the weekend was fantastic and we hope it gave more people a greater appreciation of these incredible athletes. Thanks to everyone who watched and sent messages of support - it means the world to us."

Matthew Phillips on the podium., 157 kb
Matthew Phillips on the podium.
© Sheila Farrell McCarron

Full results here.



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Congratulations to them all, brilliant results.  I remember my daughters 1st YCS finals at ratho.  I saw a young lad swinging around at the end of the day and had a double take as he was doing dynos onto the missing...
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