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Three Disciplines


The IFSC World Climbing Championships Gijon 2014 will house three types of disciplines at the Palacio de Deportes of Gijon:


Lead

The king of climbing challenges is undoubtedly lead. It consists in deciding who is the best climber on a climbing wall specially equipped for the occasion. The competition will take place over a climbing wall with a minimum height of 20 metres, with a descent included. The winner will be the athlete who manages to climb the farthest.
Eight participants will get to the final, after a qualifying round and a semi – final round.

Speed

This is one of the most spectacular competitions that might be seen on live in sports world. The winner is the athlete who climbs faster over a route which is the same for all climbers and is predetermined in a climbing wall of 15 metres height.
The current record of speed male climbing is 6,26 seconds.


Paraclimbing

This is the newest discipline to become a part of the international climbing circuit.
As with lead climbing, the winner is the athlete who gets the highest on a climbing wall specially equipped for the occasion. What varies in this case is the degree of physical or sensorial disability of the climbers, because this marks the different categories.
Its debut at a World Championship was at the 2012 World Championship at Paris – Bercy, where one of the winners was Spanish athlete Urko Carmona.