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U.S. Team Snags Seven Medals at World Paraclimbing Championship


Dickson makes his way up the wall. Photograph courtesy of Top30.

The 14-member U.S. team snagged seven medals at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Paraclimbing Championship held in Gijón, Spain, September 8-13. About 100 athletes from 30 different countries participated. The event was hosted in conjunction with the IFSC Climbing World Championship.

The following U.S. team members took home medals:

Men, Leg Amputees: Ronald Dickson, second place; Craig DeMartino, third place

Women, Leg Amputees: Christa Brelsford, first place

Men, Arm Amputees: Ryan Snyder, first place

Women, Arm Amputees: Maureen Beck, first place

Women, Seated: Chloe Crawford, first place; Julia Sikut, second place

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