The 2013 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour concluded in Kirov, Russia today with overall World Champions being declared in the Lead and Speed categories for both men and women.
The official overall winners are:
- Julia Oleynikova: Women’s World Cup Speed
- Egor Trapeznikov: Men’s World Cup Speed
- Park Hee Yong: Men’s World Cup Lead
- Maria Tolokonina: Women’s World Cup Lead
Park last won an overall title in 2011. His win was the result of a combination of consistently good climbs and a big win in Busteni, Romania. His main rival Maxim Tomilov suffered lost points from a bad climb during the first leg of the tour in Cheongsong (South Korea).
Tolokonina (Russia) won her title despite coming second in Kirov. Tolokonina battled her rival Angelika Rainer (Italy) who was last year’s champion throughout the tour and pulled ahead after Rainer fell early in her final climb in Kirov.
UIAA World Championship Speed Team Results
RUSSIA (1st place) – 360 points
AZERBAIJAN (2nd place) – 200 points
UKRAINE (3rd place) – 175 points
Full results can be found http://old.theuiaa.org/ice_results_2013.html