26 September 2014, Friday, 16:53
UFA, 26 September 2014. /Bashinform News Agency,Dmitry Slezin/. The world championship of rock climbing was held in New Caledonia.
As part of the Russian team three students Ufa sports school No.11 — Darya Khan, Ruslan Faizullin and Danil Zakirov took part in the competition.
Darya Khan won the first place in the group of senior girls, and Ruslan took the fourth place among juniors, having lost just 0.04 seconds to Italian Alessandro Santoni.
Participants of the world championship are engaged in rock climbing under the supervision of the honoured coach of Russia on climbing Lyubov Stepanova. Among her pupils there are a lot of athletes, regularly defending the colours of the Russian flag at major international tournaments.
The tournament was attended by about 30 teams, and the total number of participants was more than 300 people.
Russian athletes won 12 medals — four gold, four silver and four bronze. The team of Austria follows us – it has seven medals.
The next World Championship will be held in the Italian town of Arco from August 28 to September 6, 2015.