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Hamish McArthur Wins Gold in IFSC Youth World Championships

© Jan Virt/IFSC

Great Britain's Hamish McArthur (19) has won gold in the IFSC Junior Boulder World Championship in Voronezh, Russia. This was Hamish's best result in a competition after he took silver at the 2019 IFSC Youth World Championships.

Finishing ahead of Japan's Rei Kawamata (18) and France's Paul Jenft (18), Hamish was the only climber to top all four boulders in the final. GBR's Dayan Akhtar also made the final and placed 5th - a fantastic result for the 17-year-old in his first international competition.

Left to right: Rei Kawamata (JPN), Hamish McArthur (GBR), and Paul Jenft (FRA) on the 2021 IFSC Junior men's Boulder champions  © Jan Virt/IFSC
Left to right: Rei Kawamata (JPN), Hamish McArthur (GBR), and Paul Jenft (FRA) on the 2021 IFSC Junior men's Boulder championship podium. Photo Jan Virt/IFSC

Over the past couple of years, Hamish has been dipping his toes into the senior Lead events and has been very successful in his first few competitions. In the 2019 European Championships in Edinburgh, he made the semi-finals in Lead and placed 15th. In this year's Lead World Cups, he has placed 29th in Chamonix and 19th in Briançon. All eyes will be on Hamish over the next few years!

Watch the Junior Men's Boulder final here:

Boulder Juniors Male

RankNameNationSemi-FinalFinal
1 Hamish McArthur GBR3T4z 8 54T4z 8 7
2 Rei Kawamata JPN4T4z 11 53T4z 9 6
3 Paul Jenft FRA2T4z 8 132T4z 7 10
4 Ao YURIKUSA JPN4T4z 9 92T4z 11 7
5 Dayan Akhtar GBR1T4z 3 141T3z 7 10
6 Eliot Barnabé FRA2T2z 4 40T4z 0 12
7 Lasse von Freier GER1T3z 1 11
8 Joshua FOURTEAU FRA1T2z 1 6
9 Nikita Nevzorov RUS0T4z 0 16
10 Michele Bono ITA0T3z 0 7
11 Andrej Polak SLO0T3z 0 15
12 Finley Wood GBR0T2z 0 3
13 Lawrence Bogeschdorfer AUT0T2z 0 5
14 Semen Ovchinnikov RUS0T2z 0 6
15 Luke GOH WEN BIN SGP0T2z 0 8
16 Tim Würthner GER0T2z 0 9
17 Ties Vancraeynest BEL0T2z 0 12
18 Örjan Rödland Vaage NOR0T1z 0 1
19 Roman Sivakov LTU0T1z 0 4
20 Johannes Hofherr AUT0T0z 0 0


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26 Aug

This seems like pretty big news for a GB climber, no? Well done Hamish, brilliant result. No doubt more to come.

26 Aug

Crushed it and now looking good in the lead competition going into the final in pole position!

27 Aug
Hamish won gold in the lead as well today - so impressive. I watched the livestream and he was so composed under all that pressure. He thoroughly deserves his success.🥇🥇

congratulations Hamish!

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