Speed, Hroza and He faster than light
The first day of the Rock Master concluded with the lightening fast sprinters. World class lightening strikes in the form of Czech climber Libor Hroza in the men’s comp, and Cuilian He from China in the women’s event.
In the final duel, the one which decided the winner, Hroza beat Russian counterpart Stanislav Kokorin in 6”71. While in the battle for third place Qixin Zhong won bronze in 7”29, beating his teammate Ning Zhang who finished in 11′56.
In the women’s final He gave her adversaries no hope of victory, and Olga Morozkina topped out in 11”75, compared to He’s 10”96. The battle for third and fourth place was won by Lucelia Blanco from Venezuela who finished in 11”90 while Edyta Ropek didn’t conclude her race after slipping on her way up.
Italy’s colours were defended by Arco local Sara Morandi who not only placed 8th but also set a new Italian record.