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IFSC Youth World Championships 2019

2019 Team – Arco, Italy, Photo by Dan Andres
Angie Scarth-Johnson, Lead Semi Finals Photo by Sytse Van Slooten
Angie Scarth-Johnson, Boulder Finals Photo by Sytse Van Slooten

Congratulations to the Australian Youth Climbing Team 2019 on a great trip to Arco, Italy. Everyone had a fantastic trip with some new PB’s, experiences and friendships along the way. Angie Scarth-Johnson was a stand out with a Semi Final in Lead and Bouldering Final to add to her already impressive resume. For all results, links and YouTube clips,

https://www.ifscclimbing.org/index.phpoption=com_ifsc&view=event&WetId=8259

Our first World Youth Championship Final

Riley Thurstans from Tasmania is our first World Youth Championship finalist, representing Youth B.  Riley put in a fantastic performance in the Youth B final finishing in 5th place.  It was a solid effort and he held his own amongst such a strong field. Everyone was thrilled to be a part of history with his parents front and centre. The coaches and captains and all his team mates and supporters are proud of you Riley and excited for your future in climbing.

Photos by: Yvette Harrison

Female Bouldering Semi Finals

The female Semi Finals with Sienna Wong and Oceania Mackenzie flying the flag for Australia were a treat with so many strong young women to watch.  This is the first time two Youth B female athletes from Australia have made it into a bouldering semi at the World Youth Championships.  Our girls did us proud and put in a solid round.  It will be very exciting to see how these two progress in the future. Congratulations girls on a great effort.

Photo Credit: Yvette Harrison