World Championships: Edyta Ropek 5-th in speed

2012-09-26

I’m after Championships in Paris. Those were my 7-th world championships in career. Great climbing show, on its way to the world of big sport events. For me championships are always important, I prepare for them all the year, doing everything to build form on exact day of my start. 

Edyta Ropek in 2012 WCh in Paris, photo W. Nowak

Edyta Ropek in 2012 WCh in Paris, photo W. Nowak

This year not everything was on my mind, I got cold before the competition and we fought to cure me up. Partially it succeeded, but most of the time in Paris, I spend resting before the start.

Margot Heitz and Edyta Ropek before start, photo W. Nowak

Margot Heitz and Edyta Ropek before start, photo W. Nowak


Championships were really impressive, I think that even the timing system failure in qualifying rounds of speed, will not change comprehensive review of that event (shame that the organizers did not provide backup device). I had a good start in qualifications. With hand measured on stopwatch time I had 9,30 seconds, and qualify to the finals at 9 place. 

 

Edyta - starting position, photo W. Nowak

Edyta - starting position, photo W. Nowak


Next day, in the finals in the first stage I beat higher classified Russian athlete Maria Krasawina, 9,77 s. to 10,63 s. In next stage I run with other Rusian Iuliia Kapalina, this was very fast duel. We turned off times almost at the same time, 8,80 s. to mine 8,90 seconds. Maria went on, and I was finally 5-th. First non-Russian athlete :) I’m really satisfied with the result, because I improved my personal record. The time I had reached is really big step for me. The first official competition, in which I ran under nine seconds.

Run, photo W. Nowak

Run, photo W. Nowak


Results from Paris You can find on: www.ifsc-climbing.org


Now I prepare to the last world cups, which will be held in Chinese city Xining, and South Korean city Mokpo in the middle of October.