GC sophomore places at international paraclimbing competition

  • Connor King placed third at the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Paraclimbing World Championship in Paris, France, last week.
  • The sophomore mass communications and information systems double major won third place in Men’s RP1 category, for competitors with physical or neurological disabilities. King has cerebral palsy, but his disability could not keep him from making the podium in this international competition.
  • Quote: “This was definitely the highlight of my life, so far,” said King. “I placed fifth at the competition two years ago in Spain, but I never imagined I’d get a medal.”
  • During his time at Georgia College, he makes ample use of the climbing wall at the Wellness and Recreation Center saying it “definitely helps having a rock wall here to practice at, and the people there are very nice.”
  • King is involved on campus serving as a Community Advisor for Foundation Hall, a perfect fit for him because it allows him to “interact with different kinds of people, get to know them and really make a difference on campus.”

More information on the competition, which took place Sept.14-16, can be found here.

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