British paraclimber Abbie Robinson won her fourth world title in today's final at the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships in Bern, Switzerland. Climbing in the B2 visual impairment category, Abbie topped her final route to take the win.
GB Paraclimbing's Richard Slocock won silver in the men's B2 category, Martha Evans claimed bronze in the women's RP3 final and Lux Losey Sail also took bronze in the men's B3 group.
In 2018, Abbie won gold at her first IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup in Briançon, France, and became world champion in Innsbruck in the same year.
Abbie retained her world title in 2019 and 2021 at the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships in Briançon and Moscow respectively. She has won every World Cup round that she has entered, with five golds to her name.
Seven British Paraclimbing athletes qualified for this afternoon's finals: Jesse Dufton B1, Rich Slocock B2, Lux Losey Sail B3, Sebastian Musson AU2, Abbie Robinson B2, Joanna Newton AL-2, Martha Evans RP3.
Over 200 paraclimbing athletes took part in the event in Bern — the highest number of participants in an IFSC paraclimbing competition to date.
Paraclimbing is currently under consideration by the IOC as a potential Paralympic sport to join the programme in Los Angeles 2028. The decision will be announced in October this year.
GB Paraclimbing finalist results:
Abbie Robinson B2 1st
Richard Slocock B2 2nd
Martha Evans RP3 3rd
Lux Losey Sail B3 3rd
Jesse Dufton 4th B1
Sebastian Musson AU2 4th
Joanna Newton AL-2 4th