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Just Who is Competition Climber Dmitri Sharafutdinov???

This excellent, short documentary profile offers an inside look at the Russian climber: his background, his motivations, his training, his daily life.

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The Russian competition climber Dmitriy Sharafutdinov has a sterling track-record: He is a three-time bouldering world champion, has 20 podiums with 10 first-place finishes on the IFSC World Cup circuit, and was the Overall Bouldering World Cup champion in 2013.

But as someone who has maintained a comparatively low-profile versus some of the other top competition climbers in the world, there is precious-little information about his training or background out there. This excellent, short documentary profile offers an inside look at Sharafutdinov: his background, his motivations, his training, his daily life.


“I’ve heard rumors, like how many pull-ups he can do or how crazy he trains. … He’s a bit secretive.”              —Kilian Fischhuber

“You hear rumors of like, ‘Dmitri only eats tons of hard-boiled eggs before he competes.'”–Alex Puccio

“Dmitri is crazy, he’s so strong—probably by far the strongest on crimps—and… his mental ability to really focus on his next boulder is incredible. … He’s pushing everybody else to the limits. It’s pretty tough to compete against him in the Overall [competition] because he always makes finals, and nearly always makes podiums.” — Jan Hojer

“Dmitri, I would say, has one of the best mental games. I’ve never seen him rattled. He’s special, and I don’t know, maybe it comes from that Russian mentality…— Sean McColl


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