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Slovenian sport climbers successful at the World Military Championships in Koper

The International Military Sports Council (CISM) World Military Sport Climbing Championship, organized by the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) in Koper, continued on Thursday, 22 June, with the Speed Climbing finals in both male and female categories. There were also qualifications in boulders for both categories.

The world champion in speed climbing at the World Military Sport Climbing Championship was Patrycja Chudziak from Poland The second place went to Sofiia Hladka from Ukraine, while the third place went to Lison Gautron from France.

In the male category, the World Championship title went to Kostiantyn Pavlenko from Ukraine The silver medal winner was Guillaume Moro from France, while third place went to Yaroslav Tkach from Ukraine.

The World Military Championship will continue on Friday, 23 June, with lead and boulder finals in both male and female categories.

After the qualifications on Thursday 22 June, the following female climbers qualified for boulder finals on Friday: Janja Garnbret, Katja Debevec, Flavy Cohaut, Julia Chanourdie, Giorgia Tesio and Margarita Agambayeva. In the male category, the Friday finals will include Luka Potočar, Sascha Lehmann, Marco Mueller, Mickael Mawern, Edwin Gaufres and Marco Bombardi.

In addition to Slovenia's Luka Potocar, Friday's lead finals will also feature Sascha Lehmann (Switzerland), Mickael Mawem (France), Marcello Bombardi (Italy), Marco Mueller (Switzerland), Alexey Panfilov (Kazakhstan), Edwin Gaufres (France) and Artyom Devyaterikov (Kazakhstan).

Slovenian female climbers also did very well in lead climbing. The finals on Friday, 23 June, will therefore include Mia Krampl, Vita Lukan, Katja Debevec and Mina Markovič. They will compete next to Giorgia Tesio (Italy), Julia Chanourdie (France), Margarita Agambayeva (Kazakhstan) and Flavy Cohaut (France).

The championships will end on Friday, 23 June, with a medal and closing ceremony at the Vipava Barracks.

The Slovenian Armed Forces has been an active member of CISM since 1992. As a result of its candidacy, the Slovenian Armed Forces was selected to host the CISM World Military Sport Climbing Championship in 2023. The CISM World Military Sport Climbing Championship is also an opportunity to strengthen the Slovenian Armed Forces' reputation in the world and to promote Slovenia's natural beauties.

The Championship is open to active CISM member countries, and only active military personnel are eligible to participate in the competition. The Championships will be conducted in accordance with the CISM Regulations (Edition Dec 2021), the CISM Climbing Regulation (Edition 2019) and the rules of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) (Edition March 2022).

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