Muriel Sarkany

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Muriel Sarkany
2012-07-21 Muriel Sarkany.jpg
Muriel Sarkany in 2012
Personal information
NationalityBelgian
Born (1974-08-05) August 5, 1974 (age 44)
Bruxelles, Belgium
OccupationProfessional rock climber
Height154 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Weight47 kg (104 lb)
Websitewww.murielsarkany.com
Climbing career
Type of climberSport climbing
Highest grade
Known forBeing the only woman who won 5 World Cups
Updated on October 16, 2017.

Muriel Sarkany (born August 5, 1974) is a Belgian professional rock climber. She is known for winning five Climbing World Cups, more than any other female climber in history. She also climbs outdoors, and was the fourth female climber in history to climb a 9a (5.14d) route (Punt-X, Gorges du Loup, FRA).

Biography[edit]

Muriel Sarkany started climbing when she was 15. Initially, she mostly climbed indoor, but after a few year she also started climbing on crags and boulders. From 1992, she started participating in international lead climbing competitions.

She won the Lead Climbing World Cup in 1997, 1999, 2001,[1] 2002, and 2003.[2] In 2003, she also won the Climbing World Championships.[3]

She ritired from competitions in 2010, after competing for 18 years.

In 2013, she climbed Punt-X (Gorges du Loup, FRA), becoming the fourth female climber in history to climb a 9a (5.14d) route.

Rankings[edit]

Climbing World Cup[4][edit]

Discipline 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Lead 24 9 5 7 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 5 15 3 12 9 20

Climbing World Championships[5][edit]

Discipline 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009
Lead 17 4 2 2 2 1 10 2 24

Climbing European Championships[5][edit]

Discipline 1996 1998 2000 2002 2006 2008 2010
Lead 5 1 5 3 12 13 18
Bouldering - - - - - 12 -

Number of medals in the Climbing World Cup[edit]

Lead[5][edit]

Muriel Sarkany competing in Puurs, 2007
Season Gold Silver Bronze Total
1995 2 2
1996 1 1
1997 3 1 4
1998 1 2 3
1999 1 2 1 4
2000 1 1 2 4
2001 2 3 5
2002 4 2 6
2003 5 1 1 7
2004 3 2 1 6
2006 1 1
2007 2 2
Total 20 19 6 45

Rock climbing[edit]

Redpointed routes[edit]

9a (5.14d):

  • Era Vella - Margalef (ESP) - September 2017[6][7]
  • Punt-X - Gorges du Loup (FRA) - November 21, 2013 - With this ascent, Sarkany became the 4th female climber in history to climb a 9a route[8]

8c+ (5.14c):

8c (5.14b):

  • Ingravids Eskerps - Santa Linya (ESP) - March 8, 2012[10]
  • Rollito Sharma Extension - Santa Linya - February 4, 2012
  • Last soul sacrifice - Gorges du Loup (FRA) - September 30, 2011
  • Quoussaï les maux de la fin - Gorges du Loup (FRA) - September 13, 2011[11]
  • Hot chili X - Gorges du Loup (FRA) - August 28, 2011[12]
  • Drop City - Antalya (TUR) - April 5, 2008[13]

8b+ (5.14a):

  • Hot Chilli Beans Volcano - Gorges du Loup (FRA) - August 7, 2011
  • Soul Sacrifice - Gorges du Loup (FRA) - July 25, 2011
  • Le mur des cyclopes - Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux(FRA)- March 10, 2011
  • Collection automne hiver - Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux (FRA) - October 17, 2010
  • Trio Ternura - Santa Linya (ESP) - May 31, 2010[14]
  • Rolito Sharma - Santa Linya (ESP) - December 10, 2009[15]
  • Philippe cuisinière - Rodellar (ESP) - October 3, 2009
  • El chorreras - Rodellar (ESP) - September 29, 2009
  • Mortal combat - Castillon (FRA) - December 10, 2003
  • Skyline - Bürs (AUT) - July 18, 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ planetmountain.com, ed. (November 19, 2001). "World Cup difficoltà, Kranj, i risultati". Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  2. ^ planetmountain.com, ed. (December 12, 2003). "Scozia: Coppa del Mondo Difficoltà e Boulder". Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  3. ^ planetmountain.com, ed. (July 14, 2003). "Sarkany e Mrazek Campioni del mondo Difficoltà. Jenny Lavarda è 4a". Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  4. ^ IFSC, ed. (July 20, 2017). "World Cup Rankings". Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c IFSC, ed. (July 20, 2017). "Sarkany's profile and rankings". Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Up-Climbing (ed.). "Sarkany climbs Era Vella in Margalef".
  7. ^ Planet Mountain (ed.). "Sarkany redpoints 9a".
  8. ^ Planet Mountain (ed.). "Sarkany climbs 9a at the Gorges du Loup".
  9. ^ mountainblog.it (ed.). "Sarkany climbs La Rubla (8c+)".
  10. ^ up-climbing.com, ed. (March 10, 2012). "Ancora 8c per Muriel Sarkany". Archived from the original on March 9, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  11. ^ planetmountain.com, ed. (September 16, 2011). "Secondo 8c estivo per Muriel Sarkany". Retrieved December 23, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ Björn Pohl. ukclimbing.com, ed. "Hot chili X by Muriel Sarkany and more". Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  13. ^ belclimb.be, ed. (April 9, 2008). "First 8c for Muriel". Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  14. ^ belclimb.be, ed. (June 3, 2010). "Muriel Sarkany enchaîne Trio Ternura 8b+". Retrieved December 23, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ belclimb.be, ed. (December 22, 2009). "Muriel Sarkany sent Rollito Sharma 8b+". Retrieved December 23, 2011.

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