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Rivalries, records and retirement mark the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World as it arrives in Kirov, Russia for grand finale
06 Mar 2013
Athletes have arrived in Kirov, Russia, for the grand finale of the 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour.
Opening cermonies begin on 8 March at 1330h followed by the start of Lead qualification for women and Lead qualification for men if time perimts.
There will be live-streaming of the event with coverage ending at 2000h.
Some memorable moments from this year's tour which began in Cheongsong, Korea in January which has been marked by rivalries,records and retirement include:
UIAA photographer Lukasz Warzecha captured these moments that personify competition in all four competition categories:
Czech climber Lucie Hrozova won her first World Champion title in Busteni (Photo: Lukasz Warzech / UIAA)
Pavel Gulyaev leads in the Men's Speed but is just one point head of Pavel Batushev who ran a blistering 7.77 seconds climb in Busteni (Photo: Lukasz Warzecha / UIAA)
Maria Tolokonina who leads the Women's Lead looks at the Speed time clock in Cheongsong (Photo: Lukasz Warzecha / UIAA)
CURRENT OVERALL RANKING AFTER BUSTENI, ROMANIA AS THE COMPETITION HEADS TO KIROV, RUSSIA
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