Bronze for Richard Slocock in IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup Salt Lake City

© Slobodan Miskovic/IFSC

Richard Slocock of the GB Paraclimbing team won bronze at the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup in Salt Lake City, USA this weekend. 

Richard Slocock in the final.  © Slobodan Miskovic/IFSC
Richard Slocock in the final.
© Slobodan Miskovic/IFSC

Competing in the B2 category for visually impaired athletes, Richard qualified for the finals in 2nd place. GB Paraclimbing reported: 'Unfortunately a beta misread ended his climb early, despite having plenty left in the tank.'

Richard Slocock finishes 3rd in the B2 category.  © Slobodan Miskovic/IFSC
Richard Slocock finishes 3rd in the B2 category.
© Slobodan Miskovic/IFSC

On Instagram, Richard wrote: 'What a trip, absolutely love SLC, and the @gb_climbing team even more. We had an absolute blast, supporting each other through some pretty stressful times. Couldn't have asked for better buddies.'

Luke Jamieson finished 9th in the RP1 category in his first World Cup. James Rudge finished his qualification round in 8th position, competing in a combined amputee category.

The next event for the GB Paraclimbing team is the World Cup in Innsbruck in June.

GB Paraclimbing team manager Zoe Spriggins commented: 

'We're looking forward to getting some competitions under our belts prior to the World Championships. Our main target this year is the Worlds, with aspirations to have more athletes through to finals across multiple categories. It is an exciting year with a new, bigger team and myself and the coaching team are looking forward to supporting the athletes!'

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23 May

Well done all, great effort.

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