Canadians Sean McColl, Alannah Yip and Jason Holowach competed in the China Open in Guangzhou this weekend. There were less than 50 competitors at the event, but the problems were well set and the routes were well set.
McColl finished with a bronze medal after finals and Yip finished in eighth, while Holowach ended up in 10th. For full results visit here.
Yip got a personal best for speed climbing at 9.119 seconds in qualifications. “I’m pretty psyched to have climbed really well in qualifiers,” she said. After the comp, McColl said, “What a crazy way to finish off my season, so incredibly happy.”
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Here’s the last lead route of the event ⏱ where I was in 6th position of 8 after 2 disciplines. Speed went really well, but I struggled to execute in bouldering 😬 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This needed a comeback lead effort and this win bumped me into 3rd place, and only 4 points away from silver 🔥 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks to my fellow Canadians (and honorary) who were there to film and cheer me on throughout the day @alannah_yip @jason.holowach @sienna_kopf @mia.krampl 🙏🏽 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎞 by: @jason.holowach ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @adidasterrex | @scarpana | @joerockheads | @verticalartclimbing | @flashedclimbing | @perfect_descent | @CANFund | @visaca