23 February 2017
Four World champions in Rock Climbing will strive for Gold at the III Winter World Military Games
The III Winter World Military Games will be held from 22 to 28 February in Sochi. Rock Climbing competitions will be held within the framework of these Games. This sport is included in the program of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, and Russians will certainly be among the main contenders for medals.
Eight sets of medals will be contested in Sochi (two in Bouldering , two in Speed and two in Lead). Seventy athletes from Russia, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland and Kazakhstan will take part in the competition.
The most titled participants of the 2017 World Military Games are 3-time Bouldering World champion (2007, 2011, 2012) Dmitry Sharafutdinov (Russia, Sverdlovsk region), Speed World champion (2016) Anna Tsyganova (Russia, Krasnoyarsk Region), 2- time Bouldering World champion (2007, 2011) Anna Stohr (Austria) and World champion (2012) in Lead Jakob Schubert (Austria).
A unique complex of rock climbing walls with the highest level of complexity among similar Russian facilities, was designed especially for the III Winter Military World Games. Its a 30 degree 15m-tall climbing wall.