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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Friday, September 14, 2012
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
LONDON 2012: TEAM SINGAPORE
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Tuesday, September 04, 2012
SHAPE YOGA BY THE SEA
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SILOSO’S SPORT CLIMBING WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW THE CROWDS

SILOSO’S SPORT CLIMBING WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW THE CROWDS
 
Huge throngs of people took to the Siloso Beach at Sentosa from the 29th August – 1st September 2012, as Singapore played host to the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Youth Championship for the first time.
 
Despite heavy showers sweeping the island on two of those days and threatening to put the event on hold and leaving many with baited breath, those who stayed to witness the spectacle did not leave disappointed as they were handed a real treat of raw athleticism and sheer willpower to show the world just why the IFSC are pushing hard for Sport Climbing to become part of the Olympics in time for the 2020 summer Olympiad. 
 
This year’s championships also attracted a record number of 540 competitors from 46 countries, much to ISFC’s delight. There was a distinctively European flavour to the eventual list of winners particularly for the Lead climbing competition but also in the Speed Climbing competition that took place on the fourth and final day.
 
 
 
Japanese duo Momoka Oda (Female Junior) and Aika Tajima were the exceptions to the rule in the Lead competition, as Oda excelled beyond expectations to clinch the Female Junior category while her senior counterpart came in as runner-up to Austria’s very impressive Hannah Schubert in the Female Youth B category.
 
Indeed, Austria’s female competitors proved the strongest for Lead, as both Schubert and her team mate Jessica Pilz came out tops in the Female Youth Lead Climbing competition, while Germany’s Sebastian Halenke and Slovenia’s Anze Peharc proved a cut above the rest after beating off the challenges of their rivals to claim the Male Youth A and B Lead Competitions respectively.
 
In Saturday’s speed climbing competition, Russia’s Anna Emets and Valeria Baranova emerged triumphant in the Female Youth A Category, while Venezuela’s Liesli Romero came out tops in the Youth B category. France’s Anouck Jaubert defeated her own country woman Esther Bruckner to be crowned as Female Junior champion. It was all Russia for the Male Event however, as they claimed all of first, second and third places for Youth A, Youth B and Junior categories.