Name: Tina Johnsen Hafsaas
Age: 18 years
Height: 165 cm
Place of birth: Oslo, Norway
Local climbing team: Kolsås
Sponsors: Bergans of Norway, Five Ten, Petzl and Beal
shoe: Five Ten Dragon og Team 5.10
route: Les Collonettes, Ceuse
crag: Ceuse, France
competition arena: Imst, Austria
training centre: Tivoli, Innsbruck and Klatreverket, Oslo
I started climbing at the age of 12. Six months later I participated in my first competition, and I knew right away what I wanted to do – climb, train and compete. I won the national championship after one year of climbing. After many victories in the youth category at national competitions, I started competing in the adult category and later also exploring international competitions. I have been competing in the European Youth Cup since 2008, and my level and motivation have rised from year to year.
I am currently in my last year at a sports high school, and therefor doing all my training here in Oslo. I am lucky to have the opportunity to train four out of five days at school, which gives me 10 training sessions per week during hard periods and some less during competition season. I mainly compete in the European Youth Cup, but also some World Cups, in addition to international championships and national competitions. My main focus is training and competitions, but I do climb outdoor as well. I find it very relaxing and nice to be on a trip or at the crag, and for now that is why I climb outdoor. In the future I will switch my focus to rock climbing and try to push my limits to the maximum. But for now, competitions are on the agenda!
I would like to thank my sponsors Bergans of Norway, Five Ten Europe, Varri the distributor of Petzl and Beal, the National Federetion and my local climbing team “Kolsås Klatreklubb” for making it possible to travel around the world to pursue my dreams. As well as my beloved parents and family, friends and other important supporters. And a big thank you to my coach, Stian Christophersen.
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