Last weekend, it is with a 7th place in Kranj that Anak Verhoeven finishes her first adults international season. Being very regular, the Belgian finishes like she started. With a place in the final. Anak got a 4th place in the general ranking.
Loic Timmermans ends in a perfect way his youth career. He has been on so many podium since he is a young kid and got this morning his last medal. During the Youth World Championship that took place in Nouméa, the Belgian ended in silver in Junior.
Belgians were well noticed in Arco's Rockmaster Festival 2014. Muriel Sarkany received the Salewa Rock Award for her outdoor climbing performances of last year and Loic Timmermans finished 7th on the lead climbing event.
Sick after Imst where she finished 4th, Anak Verhoeven went to the Gorges du Loup in France to recover. A trip in southern France that was more than productive for her since she climbed three 8c and her first 8c+ : Ultimate Sacrifice!
Failing regularly just before the podium last year, Chloé Caulier didn't miss her first official competition this year. In l'Argentière, she finishes 3rd in the first European Boulder Youth Cup of the year.
Comparing the results of Anak Verhoeven to those of Muriel Sarkany is still a bit exagerated since the prize list of this last one is impressive. But Anak did manage to get once more a bronze medal this weekend after the first of the season in China.
The days couldn't be worse. It's in the middle of the school exams that the first youth competition were planned this year. Pulled by Anak Verhoeven, a strong Belgian delegation did the trip to Imst this weekend were the first lead EYC took place.
There are rarely news on high level climbing in Freyr as there are very few hard sends. The mythical Belgian crag is a place filled with high level routes technically very demanding. Last Friday, Sébastien Berthe managed to send Le Clou, 8c in the Al’legn
There's the Mans's 24 hours for cars. The Hawaian Ironman for triathlon. And the Pierra Menta for alpin skiing. Last weekend, The Belgian Maximilien Drion walked on the highest marched of the junior podium.
Chloé Caulier's recent climbing choices seem to pay off. Decided to focus on bouldering, her climbing level keeps going up since. Last weekend she finished 4th at the Climbing Works International Festival in Sheffield.
The trips of Jérôme De Boeck. have rarely been as productive as his last one. The one he had last week in Margalef was maybe the best one since many years. He sent a big number of routes in the 8th degree out of which an 8c/+ and three 8b onsight.
The "Chloé Graftiaux Passion Together" fund calls for new projects. After the two first editions who saw 5 projects receive a fund, the organization launches the operation again for the third year in a row.
After a long period spending weekends in the climbing gyms means you have to go out a bit. It's the case of many young climbers who have a tight schedual in the beginning of this year. Last Saturday, Chloé Caulier headed to Fontainebleau to send two 7C.
Was the year 2013 good for the Belgian sport? Will we remember any other performances than the qualification of the Red Devils for the 2014 Football World Cup? Also in the climbing sport the performances of our athletes were impressive.