Ontario climber Indiana Chapman was in fine form in Youth B Boulder at the IFSC Youth World Championships this weekend in Innsbruk, Austria.
After Qualifying for Semis and heading to Finals in third, she ended the competition in an impressive fourth.
She flashed the first boulder in Finals, which got the crowd going. As the snow fell on the mountains behind the venue and the temperatures dipped to single digits, the conditions were perfect for bouldering.
On the second boulder, Chapman made it to the bonus but couldn’t top it. The third boulder had a massive first-move dyno that shut everyone down but one. The fourth boulder has big dynamic moves which prevented Chapman from reaching the Bonus.
The IFSC Youth World Championships take place every year and gather hundreds of the most elite sport climbing athletes between the ages of 14 and 19.
This year, there are 1,172 athlete registrations across all categories – representing 50 countries and 5 continents – and climbing will take place for 12 days on the brand-new walls of Kletterzentrum Innsbruck.