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Ashraf's 2017 Journey (Part 2)

Posted by Iris Lee on

Less than 5 months ever since I got back on the wall after my injury. To be honest, it feels surreal that I’m actually competing in Japan for my 2nd IFSC Boulder World Cup Circuit – 1st being in Navi Mumbai in 2016. Even though I had a pretty short time preparing for it, I honestly feel even more prepared than I ever was. 3 out of those 5 months, I focused more on conditioning and strengthening myself physically. When I realised I was getting back quicker than I thought I would, that’s when I decided to compete in the...

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Ashraf's 2017 Journey (Part 1)

Posted by Iris Lee on

It was just about 7 months ago, in October of 2016, that I suffered an injury to my right shoulder. I forced myself to completely let it recover and stayed off the wall until I could feel that my shoulder was ready to take the stress from climbing as well as training. Some climbers would just push through an injury while continuing to climb and train because putting a complete halt to training isn’t an easy decision to make. So I ended up taking almost 3 months off of climbing entirely and only got back on the wall in January...

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The Start of a Journey (as told by Ashraf Sapri)

Posted by Ben Toh on

My First IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Navi Mumbai, India. (and definitely not the last…..) It has been a little over a week, but every single detail of that memory and every experience that I brought back with me from India is still fresh in my mind — the heat, psyche, atmosphere & hospitality. - Leading up to the competiton……. I’ve been training really hard, not only putting in the hours but training smart. There definitely had to be sacrifices in certain aspects of my personal life, which definitely wasn’t an easy decision to make. Mentally, there were countless setbacks, and I always had...

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