Palm trees scattered around the edge of the venue by the departed Hurricane Irma helped distinguish the Florida location of Sarasota-Bradenton, where the 2017 World Rowing Championships got underway today with the first round of heats on the Nathan Benderson Park regatta course.
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Slovenia's Janja Garnbret got back to winning ways in the International Federation of Sports Climbing (IFSC) Lead World Cup series as she earned victory in Edinburgh today.
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Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret, seeking to get back to winning ways in the International Federation of Sports Climbing's (IFSC) Lead World Cup series, made a strong start to the fifth edition in Edinburgh as she finished joint first with six other women in the opening day’s qualifying.
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Slovenia's Janja Garnbret will seek to return to business as usual this weekend at the International Federation of Sports Climbing's (IFSC) fifth lead and speed World Cup event of the season in Edinburgh.