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Papert and Krivosheitsev win Ice Climbing World Championship 2003


Ines Papert and Evgeny Krivosheitsev win the Ice Climbing World Championship 2003 held in Kirov, Russia

In a repeat of last year’s performance, Ines Papert and Evgeny Krivosheitsev won the Ice Climbing World Championship 2003. Held in Russia’s Kirov last weekend, the two favourites fought off strong competition to retain their titles, won in Pitztal last year.

Papert was followed closely - almost too close for comfort - by Marina Rashitova, who reached identical heights in the Open, Semi-Final and Final. In the end though she placed second due to her slower ascents, while her teammate Maslova Marina placed third.

Papert's victory crowns an amazing season in which she won all there was to win: the Ice World Cup 2003 in three straight sets and now the Championship. Her recent repeats outdoors (read Mission Impossible M11 ) demonstrate that she is equally at home on some of the hardest mixed routes around.

Krivosheitsev was the clear winner in the Men’s event, climbing 2 meters higher than nearest rival Oleg Tchereshnev in the Final. He had to – Harald Berger, Samuel Anthamatten and Alexei Dengin were all equal after the Semi-Final and strong contenders for the title. Krivosheitsev pulled out all the stops to make this second title his own, ahead of Tchereshnev second and World Cup winner Harald Berger third.

Krivosheitsev was without a doubt the man of the competition, placing second in the Speed event, behind Aleksander Matveev who retains his World Championship title.

World Championship 2002
results IWC 2003
calendar IWC 2003

Results Men, Kirov 2003
Rank Name Nation Height
1 Krivosheitsev Evgeniy UKR 5,00
2 Tchereshnev Oleg RUS 3,00
3 Berger Harald AUS 2,10
4 Schiestl Mathias AUS 2,10
5 Anthamatten Samuel SUI 2,07
6 Bendler Markus AUS 1,10
7 Matveev Aleksander RUS 0,14
8 Soloviev Alexander RUS 0,10
8 Ojiganov Maxim RUS 0,10
8 Odermatt Urs SUI 0,10
11 Dengin Alexei RUS 0,02

Results Women, Kirov 2003
Place Name Nation Height
1 Papert Ines GER 3,00
2 Rashitova Marina RUS 3,00
3 Maslova Marina RUS 2,00
4 Buchmann Kirsten GER 2,00
5 Shabalina Maria RUS 0,14
6 Kulikova Natalya RUS 0,14
7 Sdobnikova Ksenia RUS 0,13
8 Iakimova Nadejda RUS 0,11

Evgeniy Krivosheitsev, World Champion 2003
photo: Ice-time.com
Ines Papert, World Champion 2003
photo: Ice-time.com
The Speed event 2003
photo: Ice-time.com





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