Last saturday took the first national competition in Graz place. The first competition was also the most important national one – the championships!

I really like the gym (bloc house) in Graz. There are many slabs and you don’t need that much strength than in other gyms. I think that aspect saved the comp for me…
5 days earlier I caught a stomach flu and could barely eat anything except rice (yummy…). Saturday morning I was thinking about NOT to compete, because I felt not fit enough. But I had nothing to lose, so I headed to Graz.

(c) Moritz Liebhaber

(c) Moritz Liebhaber

 

 

The qualification round was horrible! No more words needed.. I was 100% sure not to start in the finals this time. But then – wtf – I was placed 7th. The TOP 8 are allowed to take part in the finals.

In the evening I felt fitter than during the qualification round. I flashed the 1st boulder – yey, what a good start! For the 3 other tops some strength was missing, but I was pretty close.

I ended up on the 4th place with 1 top in 1 try and 4 bonus in 4 tries. I think I can be satisfied with my performance (for a day like that).

Meanwhile my stomach is fine and I can eat „real“ food again 😉

 

(c) Moritz Liebhaber

(c) Moritz Liebhaber

my final round

my final round