Natalia Grossman is an American professional rock climber. She represents the United States at IFSC Climbing World Cup in bouldering and lead. She won gold and a silver medal at the 2021 IFSC Climbing World Championships and has 14 podium finishes at Climbing World Cup events, including seven gold medals.
Grossman finished second in bouldering and combined disciplines at the 2019 IFSC Climbing World Youth Championships in Arco, Italy. In 2019, Grossman went undefeated in the domestic bouldering National Cup Series and won the USA Climbing 2020 Bouldering Open National Championship.
At the USA Climbing National Team Trials in March 2021, Grossman finished first in bouldering and second in lead, qualifying for the United States national team in both disciplines. In April 2021, Grossman advanced to the final and finished third at the opening Boulder World Cup of the 2021 IFSC Climbing World Cup season in Meiringen. In May 2021, across two IFSC events held in Salt Lake City, Grossman won her first two World Cup gold medals, topping all four boulders in the final in the first event and flashing all four final boulders in the second, beating Janja Garnbret, who also topped all four boulders, on attempts, becoming the first woman to beat Garnbret in a Boulder World Cup since 2018. In Lead, Grossman finished on the podium in four of the five events, winning two silver and bronze medals each, and finished second overall for the season.
Natalia Grossman took the gold medal in the women’s boulder competition on Friday 24th June 2022 at the IFSC World Cup in Innsbruck. The 20-year-old American has been on a roll in 2022, having won five-straight boulder gold medals in World Cup competition.
Gold medal – first place 2021 Moscow Bouldering
Silver medal – second place 2021 Moscow Lead
World Cup (Season):
Winner 2021 Bouldering
Second place 2021 Lead
Women Fitness President Ms. Namita Nayyar catches up with Natalia Grossman exceptionally talented World Champion professional rock climber, here she talks about her fitness routine and her journey to success.
You were born in Santa Cruz, California, United States. At the age of six years you began climbing at the Pacific Edge climbing gym, you joined the Zero Gravity team, and trained at Berkeley Ironworks. Later you became a professional rock climber. This propelled your career to the height where you have been at the top of the world as a leading rock climber player. Tell us more about this journey of hard work, tenacity, and endurance?
Between the times I was training in Berkeley to now, I moved to Boulder, Colorado. I have always been extremely motivated and have wanted to put my best work forward in anything that I do. Therefore, when I was 15 my family and I moved so that I could train with the best team in the country and improve my climbing skills. Although my parents had to make multiple sacrifices, it turned out to be “worth it,” and they love Boulder now!
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