My biggest wish came true - I enjoyed climbing of every single route on this comp. Did my best at last comp and in front of my home crowd. It is almost undescribable feeling and just a perfect end of another good year.
After national comp in Škofja Loka and before wc in Kranj there was an amazing event. It was organized by Slovenia climbing team with cooperation with CAC, organization, which donate and put his work into researches for cancer healing. The main person in this story is definitely it's founder, John Elison, an amazing and unbeliviable inspiring person. I was glad, to met him again.
Event was placed at national team gym and opened for all climbers. There were set around 35 boulders of differenr kinds, suitable for kids (started climbing earlier in afternoon) and older climbers (afternoon). It was followed with speach of John Elison and special show climbing of longer hard pre-set 'final' boulder of an invited climbers (5girls, 5 man).
Event was really nice visited and also the note, that special event t-shirts were tottaly sold out before finish of an event, talk for itself.
All day of climbing, music, talking and sharing positive energy made big impresion to me. Feelings and thoughts, collected trought this day will stay in my head for a while.
I was really happy, that I had an oportunity to be part of this event and support CAC!!!
Already for couple of years, weekend before Kranj is 'reserved' for national cup at Škofja Loka. Event is always great too! Similar hight wall, covered with lot of volumens is also good preparation for last lead world cup next week.
I was happy, that in both, qualifiction and final, I climbed well and reached the top. Well, or I just thought so :).
Last stage of 3 world cups in Asia was placed in nice town near Tokyo, Inzai. As on many stages here on east, I had also very nice memories on this one from 2 years ago. Also good atmosphere and feelings from previous two events gave me flow and some self confidence for this one...
But, it was also a bit of 'tricky'. I admit, I have started to expect a bit more ... Even, that I wanted just to climb and enjoy how good I felt during climbing competition routes, I didn't manage it into final.
This time I finished both qualifications routes and easily come the highest in semifinal. I also enjoyed routes very much. But, during the most important route, in final, I did many mistakes and at the most important moment, at the end, felt from the top. I missed the 3rd gold in a row. Bitter feeling and a bit of regred because I know, I have climbed very well and showed strong performance during all comp. But still, comps are comps, it's a game and that's why it is always so interesting. Congratulations to JaIn Kim for perfectly finished route and gold medal ;)
I was also very happy about our team success, Maja Vidmar again joined on podium with really nice climbing and Domen Škofic showed onced again how strong he is.
All foto by: Roman Krajnik
Looking back, Asia trip was one of my best! It definitely wouldn't be like this without 'the best coach ever' - Roman Krajnik, company of Spanish team, Italian and others. Thanks to Slovenia climbing team and other supporters made this trip possible for us!