Around one hundred of the country’s top sport climbing athletes were gathered at Glen Eden Extreme Edge climbing wall to battle it out to see who would be the National Cup winners in lead climbing and bouldering. This was the third and final round in the series.
The 2016 Climbing New Zealand national cup was won by the Wellington Dynomites sport climbing club for placings over all age categories from under 12s to masters.
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Third round national cup results –
Sport climbers competing in the final round of the Climbing New Zealand National Cup in Auckland at the weekend were eagerly awaiting to hear if sport climbing will become an additional Olympic sport for Tokyo 2020. The decision is due to be announced by the International Olympic Committee in Rio this week.
Auckland’s Sarah Hay, aged 30, cleaned up the women’s open category winning gold in both lead and bouldering at this event and for the overall series.
In open male lead climbing, 16 year old Christchurch climber Josh Cornah took the gold medal for the event. The gold medal for open male bouldering was won by Josiah Jacobsen-Grocott, age 21, climbing for Wellington. Rotorua climber Daniel Krippner, age 23, took the overall top placing for the 2016 National Cup series in both lead climbing and bouldering.