GINES LOPEZ Alberto

23 Oct 2002
18
Male
1.78/5'10''

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
CLB Sport Climbing Men's Combined 1 Gold Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Aomi Urban Sports Park
Finished
Aomi Urban Sports Park
Finished
Aomi Urban Sports Park
Finished
Aomi Urban Sports Park
Finished
Aomi Urban Sports Park
Finished
Aomi Urban Sports Park
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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World Championships
YearLocationCombinedSpeedBoulderLead
2019Hachioji, JPN36453131

European Championships
YearLocationSpeedLead
2019Edinburgh, GBR252

World Cup overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017
YearSpeedBoulderLead
20211 x 31st1 x 41st, 1 x 73rd2 x 5th, 1 x 14th
20191 x 55th, 1 x 58th, 1 x 60th1 x 33rd, 1 x 45th1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd, 2 x 5th
2018--1 x 7th

World Cup - Ten best performances since 2017
RankYearEventLocation
22019Men's LeadInzai, JPN
32019Men's LeadKranj, SLO
52021Men's LeadVillars-sur-Ollon, SUI
52021Men's LeadInnsbruck, AUT
52019Men's LeadXiamen, CHN
52019Men's LeadChamonix, FRA
72018Men's LeadArco, ITA
142021Men's LeadChamonix, FRA
222019Men's LeadBriancon, FRA
262019Men's LeadVillars-sur-Ollon, SUI

World Youth Championships
YearLocationCombinedSpeedBoulderLead
2019Arco, ITA32963
2018Moscow, RUS-2545
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Athlete
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Spanish
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David Macia [national], ESP; Isaac Estevez [personal], ECU
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He began climbing at age four in his hometown of Caceres, Spain. (desnivel.com, 28 Aug 2019; kissthemountain.com, 13 Feb 2020)
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He followed his father and sister into the sport. "My first memory of climbing is reaching the top of the climbing wall, coming down fast and calling my mum tell her. At first I was afraid to climb. My sister was really good, but I'd want to come down when I was halfway up. That's the first thing I remember. Later, I started taking it more seriously and we would go to Madrid, but also to Portugal a lot, every weekend, to a climbing school called Fenda. That's where I really started to climb. Then we would go to Cadiz and to Cuenca [in Spain] on holiday. I did that many years until I started to compete. I remember going to France to train, 800 kilometres there and then back again by car with my dad." (desnivel.com, 28 Aug 2019)
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To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Outside of sport, he wants to pursue a career as either a professional climber or a physiotherapist. (kissthemountain.com, 13 Feb 2020; desnivel.com, 28 Aug 2019)
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He trains at the national high performance centre [CAR] in Barcelona, Spain. (La Resistencia en Movistar+ YouTube Channel, 19 Feb 2020)

General Interest

Preferred discipline
Lead (ifsc-climbing.org, 26 Oct 2019)

General
CLIMBING WITH NERVES
He went from climbing in front of 100 people to doing it in front of thousands and he's had to find ways to overcome his nervousness. "It's impossible not to be nervous and if you're not, you've got a problem because something is wrong. You have to know how to deal with that tension and learn to live with it because no matter how long you've been competing, it's going to affect you. The important thing is that it affects you as little as possible. At first it was a disaster. I was really nervous and I didn't know how to compete. Little by little I started working that aspect with coach David [Macia]. This year, in the absolute category, the nerves have been horrible, but I've climbed well." (kissthemountain.com, 13 Feb 2020)

INDOOR VS OUTDOOR
He has focused on competing on indoor-climbing walls because he likes the atmosphere and the competition, but points out that the two ways of climbing are very different. "They are growing further and further apart and doing both is very difficult, if not impossible. Before, in the competitions it was all about crimps and pulling, a style more like what you'd find in the mountains. Now it's all about volume and doing impossible movements so you really can't prepare those kind of routes in the mountain. In my opinion they're taking it too far." (desnivel.com, 28 Aug 2019)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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