Tomáš Mrázek

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Tomáš Mrázek
Personal information
Nationality Czech Republic
Born (1982-08-24) August 24, 1982 (age 34)
Brno
Height 178 centimetres (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 62 kilograms (137 lb)
Retired from competitions 2010
Website www.tomasmrazek.cz
Climbing career
Type of climber Sport climbing
Highest grade
Updated on 13 May 2013.

Tomáš Mrázek (born August 24, 1982, in Brno) is a professional Czech rock climber specializing in lead climbing competitions. He won two World Championships, in 2003[1] and 2005,[2] and one Lead World Cup, in 2004.[3]

Biography[edit]

Tomáš started climbing on the rocks of Stránská skála near Brno in 1997. Only two years later, he could climb his first 8a and in the subsequent year managed to win the Czech Championship in lead climbing.

  • In 2001 he became Junior World Champion in Imst, Austria,[4] Vice World Champion in Winterthur, Suisse,[5] and he won the prestigious Rock Master competition in Arco, Italy.[6]
  • In 2002 he reached the overall 2nd place of the Lead World Cup and succeeded to repeat the legendary route Underground 9a redpoint in Massone near Arco.[7]
  • In 2003 he won the World Championship in lead in Chamonix, France,[1] and climbed Sanjski Par Extension 9a in Mišja Peč, Slovenia.[7]
  • In 2004 he became overall winner of the Lead World Cup.[3]
  • In 2005 he repeated to win the World Championships in Munich, Germany[2] and placed 2nd at the World Games in Duisburg, Germany.[8] Moreover he succeeded to onsight Pata Negra in Rodellar, the second 8c onsight ever,[9] and Martin Krpan 9a in Mišja Peč.[7][10]

Tomáš has been keeping to win the Czech Championships annually.

Number of medals in the World Cup[edit]

Lead[edit]

Season Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000
2001 2 2
2002 3 1 4
2003 2 2
2004 4 4 1 9
2005
2006 1 3 4
2007 2 1 1 4
2008 1 1 1 3
2009 1 1
Total 10 11 8 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sarkany and Mrazek World Champions". planetmountain.com. 14 July 2003. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Tomas Mrazek and Angela Eiter World Champions". planetmountain.com. 4 July 2005. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Dougald MacDonald. "World Cup’s Dramatic Finale". climbing.com. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "UIAA Youth World Championship - Imst(AUT) 2001 - Result: male juniors lead". ifsc-climbing.org. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "UIAA World Championship - Winterthur (SUI) 2001 - Result: M E N lead". ifsc-climbing.org. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rock Master Hall of Fame". rockmasterfestival.com. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Tomáš Mrázek - Informace". tomasmrazek.cz. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "International World Games (L+S) - Duisburg (GER) 2005 - Result: MEN lead". ifsc-climbing.org. 22 July 2005. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Mrazek onsights Pata negra 8c!". planetmountain.com. 13 September 2005. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Tomas Mrazek 9a redpoint and 8b+ onsights". planetmountain.com. 18 April 2005. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 

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