SKYRUNNING YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022: VERTICAL KILOMETER
SKYRUNNING YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022: VERTICAL KILOMETER. Our SKYRUNNING section bring us today the results of the Vertical Kilometer of the Skyrunning Youth World Championships cellebrated yesterday in Andorra.
It was day one of the of the Youth Skyrunning World Championships where athletes from 25 countries took on the lung-busting uphill-only challenge of the VERTICAL discipline in the Principality of Andorra.
SKYRUNNING YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022
Two skyrunning disciplines: VERTICAL and SKY will represent the challenge for 177 athletes from 26 countries. The rewards? 57 medals are at stake for individual and combined titles. Countries will be awarded medals based on points scored by the top four athletes.
Teams from across the world are heading for Andorra – a sure sign of the growing success of the Youth World Championships. They are: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA. Peru, North Macedonia and Ireland are participating for the first time.
The Vertical Kilometer will open the World Championships, on Friday, July 22, with a very demanding route that in just 3.5 kilometers crowns the Alto de la Capa at 2,530 meters of altitude, saving a slope of 1,000 meters.
The competition, which will be divided into Youth A (16-17 years), Youth B (18-20 years) and U23 (21-23 years), will offer the opportunity to discover the new values of skyrunning.
To compete in a fair context, participants are split into three age group categories: Youth A (15-17), Youth B (18-20) and U23 (21-23).
Underlining the zest of the youngsters, two fifteen-year-old girls excelled here today, closing faster than the U23 category: Ingeborg Synstnes from Norway and Gabriela Lasalle from Spain. Carrodilla Cabestre, 18, also from Spain, was the fastest woman.
Eighteen-year-old Iu Net Puig from Spain clinched the fastest overall time in the men’s category and 17-year-old Charlie Allmond from Britain, a skyrunning newbie, was sixth overall.
A total of 57 medals are at stake for individual and combined titles across the two disciplines – VERTICAL and SKY. Countries will also be awarded medals based on points scored by the top four athletes.
Arinsal, Vallnord was the host venue for the second time round and this weekend celebrates the sixth edition. The Youth Skyrunning World Championships were introduced in 2016 by Dr Giulio Sergio Roi, then President of the ISF Youth Commission, with the aim of creating awareness of the sport among teenagers and pave the way for tomorrow’s champions.
- Charlie Allmond (GBR) 41’25”
- Biel Sagueres (ESP) 41’48”
- Max Palmitjavila (AND) 42’25”
- Ingeborg Synstnes (NOR) 47’04”
- Gabriela Lasalle (ESP) 50’00”
- Karen Kobayashi (JPN) 52’29”
- Iu Net Puig (ESP) 38’14”
- Iu Jaume Ametller (ESP) 41’18”
- Raoul Raus (BEL) 41’46”
- Carrodilla Cabestre (ESP) 46’16”
- Ida Waldal (NOR) 46’59”
- Rosie Woodhams (GBR) 53’03”
- Jana Pekarova (CZE) 53’03”
- Ryonosuke Omi (JPN) 39’00”
- Sven Koch (GER) 39’38”
- Isaac Barti (ESP) 40’57”
- Salomon Magalì (AND) 50’21”
- Nuria Tarragó (ESP) 52’12”
- Maria Nikolova (BUL) 53’23”
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