World Youth Championship Wraps Up

Magdalena Röck from Austria celebrates her gold medal climb.

Magdalena Röck from Austria celebrates her gold medal climb. Photo by Christian J. Stewart / Boulders Climbing Gym

8/20/13 - The 2013 IFSC World Youth Championship concluded Monday evening at the Boulders Climbing Gym on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, with Team Japan and Team Austria leading the medal count in lead climbing, each with four medals including two golds. Five U.S. climbers made the finals in their age groups, but none stood on the podium at the end of the evening, with Kai Lightner and Delaney Miller coming closest, in fourth and fifth places, respectively.

The U.S. fared better in Sunday's speed climbing events, with four climbers taking home medals.

More than 470 climbers from nearly three dozen countries participated in the World Youth Championship, the first ever held in North America.

2013 World Youth Championships Lead Climbing

Female Juniors 1. Magdalena Röck (AUT) 2. Katharina Posch (AUT) 3. Manon Hily (FRA)5. Delaney Miller (USA)

Female Youth A 1. Jessica Pilz (AUT) 2. Anak Verhoeven (BEL) 3. Julia Chanourdie (FRA)

Female Youth B 1. Aika Tajima (JAP) 2. Emilie Gerhardt (GER) 3. Miwa Oba (JAP)5. Claire Buhrfeind (USA)7. Margo Hayes (USA)

Male Juniors 1. Dmitry Fakiryanov (RUS) 2. Sebastian Halenke (GER) 3. Domen Skofic (SLO)

Male Youth A 1. Naoki Shimatani (JAP) 2. Shinichiro Nomura (JAP) 3. Bernhard Röck (AUT)6. Sean Bailey (USA)

Male Youth B 1. Stefano Carnati (ITA) 2. Hugo Parmentier (FRA) 3. Sascha Lehmann (SWI)4. Kai Lightner (USA)

Date of event: August 15-19, 2013