Franziska Ritter

Speed climbing

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Quick facts

  • Birthdate: 17.04.2003
  • Hometown: Wuppertal, Deutschland
  • Job besides climbing: expected to be a student starting with the winter semester 2021/22 in engineering
  • Active in climbing since: 2006
  • Official Competition debut: 2015 (in speed climbing:2017)
  • Goals: Olympia 2024

Competition results and tick list

  • German Champion Speed climbing 2019,2020,2021
  • 9th Place Speed World Cup Salt Lake City 2021
  • Youth World Champion Speed climbing in Junior’s category 2021
  • West German Vice Champion Bouldering 2020
  • Outdoor Bouldering Highlight 2020: “Rythmo” 7c+

About me

Actually, I've been climbing since I could walk. I was encouraged and impressed by my parents and especially my big brother, so I started to train more and more and to climb my first kid’s competitions. Always ready to give my best, I never stopped and still love it today.

Speed climbing is perfect for me. The discipline is like made for competition, one against one, the better one wins, simple and yet so versatile. Sometimes, very rarely, but when everything works, it feels like flying and everything around you disappears, I do it for that feeling! But I also love bouldering, the movements themselves, being together, as well as the nature when bouldering outside.