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