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After a long spell out with injury, Austrian climber Angela Eiter is back. Angy talks about scoring her second podium in succession, and her rock of strength

The World Cup in Imst was absolutely great! I took second place – my second podium after Barcelona! The result was a bit of a surprise for me because in Imst it's extremely important to get maximum power on the wall. I wasn’t sure if I could keep up with my opponents after my shoulder injury, but everything worked fine – I had no problems with the route or my shoulder. I am really happy, as you can imagine. I feel reborn!

I think I'll be back to full fitness soon. I have my private physiotherapist Robert Weber and the the team of ASP Red Bull, which supports me during competitions, to thank for that: they helped me a lot on the difficult road back.
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I definitely learned from my injury. I learned to listen to my body. I realised that patience is very important. After exhausting therapy, I totally switched off and re-energised for the next physical test. Now I can start to improve my fitness and to work on my maximum power – that means a lot of boulder training to come…
Next up is the Rock Master in Arco (Italy) next week and then the Lead Masters in Dima (Spain). I don’t really care about the result. Of course I'd like to win, but thinking about possible results doesn't makes sense. I will just try to give my best and we will see what happens.

All the best!


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