News 2012

Title: No. 1 ranking for Dominic Burns
Date: 27/07/2012
No. 1 ranking for Dominic Burns

27 July 2012

Congratulations to Dominic Burns who is now ranked number one in the world following his recent successes in the European Youth Cup series.

Dominic started off his year at European Bouldering competitions in fantastic fashion by winning the first round of the European Youth Cup held at Grindelwand, Switzerland on Saturday 2nd June against a very strong field. This followed a wins earlier in the year at the Scottish Youth Bouldering Championships and the Irish Bouldering Championships (Senior and Junior). In late June, Dominic competed in the European Youth Cup, Linz, Austria where he qualified for the final. He was placed 11th overall against very strong competition. Again, in July, at the British Bouldering Championships in Sheffield, Dominic won the male youth B and he went on to win the overall Junior Championship.

Dominic has been supported by Sport Northern Ireland's athlete development programme and this support will see Dominic compete in the IFSC World Youth Championships in August.

Dominic is a member of the NIYCT, Belfast and is coached by National Coach, Eddie Cooper. Dominic's parents, Antonette and George, give fantastic support and encouragement and a big congratulations to them too!

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