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Preview: Round 3 in The Netherlands

The final UIAA Ice Climbing competition of 2023 will be held on Saturday 16 December in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The event will include the third Continental Open of the 2023-24 season and the second Youth Continental Open.

The event is organised by the Royal Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (NKBV) and Sportcentrum Olympos. For the full event programme click here.

After two rounds of competition, Poland’s Olga Kosek (two second places to date) leads the women’s competition with 160 points. The Czech Republic’s Aneta Louzecka is second on 151 points. In her ‘home’ competition, third place Marianne van der Steen (147 points) will seek to claim a second gold of the season.

Two Spanish Jorge Veiga Rodriguez (134) and Javier Cano Blázquez (127) currently in the men’s top three. William Morris of Great Britain, winner in Round 1 in Slovakia, leads the standings with 135 points.

Men and women will compete in the lead discipline. In the adult event registration comes from 69 athletes representing the following national teams –  Czech Republic (4), Finland (2), France (7), Great Britain & NI (10), Germany (3), Iran (1), Ireland (1), Japan (2), host nation the Netherlands (19), Poland (4), Romania (1), Slovenia (3), Slovakia (3), Spain (8), Switzerland (8) and the United States (1).

Demonstration videos will be available through this link.

Please note that no livestream will be available from this weekend’s competition.

Following the turn of the year, the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour kicks off with the opening World Cup in Cheongsong, South Korea (12-14 January). A full media preview of the World Tour will be published on week of 18 December.

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