Friday, February 5, 2010

15th National Sports Climbing Competition Gwalior India

Well, this year the nationals was on a new wall and in a university campus. The wall is nice.

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This wall is definitely the best artificial climbing wall in the country.

The rock face is the most impressive feature. It gives the same rock surface feel with zero accidents.

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The event was organized in the Laxmi Bai National Univeristy of Physical Education, Gwalior, M.P. The wall is an indoor structure placed in their multi purpose hall.

This year’s South Zone team was big, 28 participants.

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The event was inaugurated by the Gwalior’s Mayor. Participants at the inauguration.

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Isha, aged only 8 years, did a demo climb during the inauguration. A very nice way to start the event.

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Purushothama during lead semis.

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Uthkarsh during lead semis.

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Womens and Girls had the privilege of climbing on the rock face for their semis and finals. That’s unfair to the boys!!!!!!!!!

Kala during lead semis.

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A new permanent Bouldering structure was also created specially for the event. It has definitely got good standard. It provides four different surfaces with lots and lots of scope for setting really crazy routes. Nice!!!

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Divya during bouldering semis

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Our Rancho, Nakul.

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Nishanth has got rave reviews about his climbing. His climb was beautiful and an absolute pleasure to watch. Nishanth during lead finals.

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Men during observation for third bouldering route.

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Divya during speed qualifiers.

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Mars team along with Kala in the background during her bouldering semis.

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Now comes the winning moments.

Praveen with 3 golds, definitely proved once again as he is the best.

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Kala, with 2 golds is not far behind.

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Winners waiting for their roll calls.

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Divya with her silver medal.

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Nishanth with his Gold medal.

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South Zone team with the winner’s trophy.

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Fruits of hard work.

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Evolution and a very fine performance by the martians with 3 golds, 2 silver and 1 bronze in the 15th National Sports Climbing Competition.

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Well, to close it off, we have always seen bikes and cars running in a well, on Television. It was really breath-taking to see in front of your eyes. We had a chance to go to Gwalior Fair, and it was nothing less than spectacular to watch this crazy stunt show.

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Hats off to the bikers.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

SWEET - too bad my knee is not well :-(
Cesar.

sharath said...

Awesome.. Congratulations to all the Mars buddies... Sharath

saras said...

Awesome. Good pictures with titles. Hearty congratulations to all the participants and organisers and the Mars buddies.
Saras