Last weekend the first ever European Youth Championship Lead took place in the French village of Gémozac. The Belgian team, which had already won two European Cups this year, traveled to this village near Bordeaux with high expectations.
With 250 participants spread over four sessions, the Bleau Open is without a doubt the biggest bouldering competition in Belgium. This weekend, the popular event was yet again dominated by the French Mélanie Sandoz and Guillaume Glairon-Mondet.
After a minor slump in September, Mathilde Brumagne is in great shape again. This was demonstrated by her stellar results in Mopko, South-Korea last weekend. She ended in sixth place,
In the finals of the now traditional Belgian leg of the World Cup lead, Ja-In Kim and Ramon Julian Puigblanque demonstrated their mastery encouraged by hundreds of onlookers. Young Belgian Anak Verhoeven finished 15th.
Belgians competing in Imst were our two national champions: Loïc Timmermans and Mathilde Brumagne. Mathilde finished 8th in a competition where the time limit caused troubles for many athletes, including Loic.