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2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concludes in Kirov Day Two in Kirov: Alexy Tomilov knocked out finals, the young rise in Lead and Russian dominance complete in Speed
09 Mar 2013
HIghlights include the first final appearance in Lead by Janez Svoljšak of Slovenia who is only 19-years-old, Alexey Tomilov leaving the competition and Russian dominance in the Speed event.
Day One in Kirov: Lead qualifications underway and changes to competition rules Competition schedule in Kirov Rivalries, records and retirement mark the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World as it arrives in Kirov, Russia for grand finale
06 Mar 2013
Final showdown of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour arrives in Kirov, Russia.
Athletes have arrived in Kirov, Russia, for the grand finale of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour which will be live-streamed on this page.
Opening ceremonies begin on 8 March at 13:30 followed by the start of Lead qualification for women and Lead qualification for men if time permits.
Pavel Batushev sets a Speed record in Busteni, Romania
09 Feb 2013
A Speed record by Russia’s Pavel Batushev was the big story out of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour stop in Busteni, Romania.
Batushev’s blistering run up the 15 metre wall obliterated the previous record of 8.74 seconds held by his colleague Pavel Gulyaev.
Markus Bendler retires after Rabenstein and other highlights of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour
28 Jan 2013
Rabenstein, the newest venue on the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour provided plenty of drama and memories for athletes and spectators.
It was the setting for the final climb of Markus Bendler of Austria, a perennial crowd favourite and former Lead champion who gave it his all to reach the final hold, but fell.
Visa advice for visitors and athletes going to Kirov, Russia The Brothers Tomilov and the sport they love
25 Jan 2013
Alexey and Maxim Tomilov fell in love with the sport they dominate by chance.
Back in 1998, the two avid competitive indoor climbers watched the first Russian ice climbing championships in Kirov, their hometown, as spectators and were intrigued by what they saw.
Maria Tolokonina wins Women's Lead Final in Saas Fee after battling Angelika Rainer
19 Jan 2013
This time they were tears of joy for Maria Tolokonina.
After an underperformance in the qualifying round that left her frustrated and a semi-final climb that placed her in the lead, Russia's Maria Tolokonina won the Women's Lead final in dramatic fashion in literally the final seconds.