Bendler, Gulyaev and Tolokonina are Ice Climbing big winners

Markus Bendler, Maria Tolokonina and Pavel Gulyaev were the big winners of the 2009 Ice Climbing season. Tolokonina from Russia ranked first in both the Women's Speed and Lead disciplines after winning five out of six competitions. Bendler of Austria made a clean sweep of the...

Russians continue to dominate Ice Climbing speed World Cup

Russians continue to dominate Ice Climbing speed World CupRussian athlete Maria Tolokonina and countryman Pavel Batushev won the women and men's World Cup speed competitions in Mojstrana, Slovenia on January 31. This was Batushev's first win of the season, after collecting a silver medal in last...

Spurs banned at Ice Climbing competitions

The UIAA Ice Climbing Commission (ICICC) has decided to ban the use of spurs, effective from the 2009 competition season. The decision was made after a new survey of competition competitors showed that the majority of the athletes prefer not to use spurs. The commission notes that...

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Shin and Bendler Ice climbing winners

This weekend, 8-10 February, the second stage of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup was held in Busteni, Romania. The winners were Woon-Seon Shin from South Korea in the Women's Difficulty discipline and Markus Bendler, Austria, in the Men's Difficulty. The big surprise of the event...