Sofiia Hladka

Why did you start climbing?
My parents’ friends’ children used to go to climbing classes. One day I decided to give it a try and that’s how I started training on the climbing wall.

How long have you been climbing?
I’ve been climbing for 8 years.

Why do you climb?
I do climbing because of the cool atmosphere.

What do you love about climbing?
I climb for speed, so I like the energy after winning a race, and also how much mental stability focus matters.

What is your biggest climbing success?
I definitely have something to aim for. At the moment I have 6 medals from the European Youth Championships to my credit. I’ve also taken 2nd place twice at the Ukrainian Championships and won the Ukrainian Youth Championships (in speed climbing) a couple of times.

What are your climbing goals?
My goal is to run at the level of top athletes, participate in competitions and of course win them.

What is your biggest dream?
I’m not going to reveal my dream, someday you will see me realise it.

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