French Olympic hopeful climber Luce Douady, 16, dies after cliff fall

Young French ascending wonder Luce Douady was killed on Sunday when she fell on a pathway in an ascending territory in the French Alps, the French Mountain Climbing Federation (FFME) and its club in Chambery said.

The 16-year-old ruling world junior victor fell 150m as she and a gathering of companions were crossing a dubious way outfitted with a handrail between two climbing territories.

“Luce was a youthful competitor on the French climbing group, promising,” the FFME said on its site. “Splendid in rivalry.”

She was “an admirer of all aspects of climbing”, the FFME stated, communicating the “gigantic bitterness of the climbing network”.

Douady was viewed as one of the most brilliant youthful gifts in climbing, a game which will be acquainted with the Olympics in Tokyo one year from now.

The site recorded her serious accomplishments including winning the World Youth Bouldering Championship in 2019 in Arco, Italy, and fifth spot in her first appearance on the senior circuit at the Bouldering World Cup in Vail, Colorado, the exact year.

“This awful news has hit her preparation accomplices, mentors and her club, Chambery Escalade, hard. Yet, presently the entire organization is in grieving,” the climbing league said.

The Chambery club offered recognition on its Facebook page to a “young lady brimming with energy, enthusiasm and ability” who was “an excellent individual”.

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