13 september 2012

World Championships Paris - Semi Finals!

Yesterday the World Championships in Paris finally started. The French federation had already been promoting this event for quite a while. Considering the fact that it is organized in Bercy, THE sport palais of Paris, and that this event is really important for making climbing an Olympic sport, it was promissed to be big!
Second qualification. Foto: Truong Ngo
So yesterday was the first competition day, starting with men bouldering and women lead, in which I am competing. It is amazing to compete in such a big event, but the last weeks it also made me very nervous. I completely lost my feeling for climbing and was just focussing on doing everything perfectly. That obviously didn't work out well, but I realised in time that I had to change things.  So the last couple of days I have just been doing everyting I was feeling like. Besides I fixed some mental isues and just kept on climbing, making up routes and boulders which really inspired me. The positive feeling I was looking for returned.
The mental job was done, and during the competition I could climb like I wanted. I could have been a bit more relaxed, but the performance was ok. I placed 19th all together. With 26 competitors going to the semi-finals I am in! I am really psyked to start in semi's tomorrow, to be able to climb another amazing route in such a big arena in such a big event! It's gonna be fun ;)

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