DOB : 18th August 1990
Height : 1m66
Weight : 54kg
Club : Caf Chalon
Website : www.chadurif.fr
Trophy cupboard :
9th in the overall 2011 World Cup rankings
5 times youth World Champion 2004-05-06-07-09
French Champion 2011
French team member since 2004, senior since 2006
Your training haunts : Beaune club wall, Baume-les-dames, Arnas and Voiron
Your favourite spot : the Tarn and Verdon Gorges
Your strengths : stamina and technique
Your weakness : time management : « I take too long developing the route. But that's how I find my balance ! »
Your prep routine : "a long warmup then I go into my bubble"
Your favourite phrase : « Where there's a will, there's a way !» " A healthy appetite is ... healthy !"
Your soft spot : Desserts in general, chocolat fondant in particular
Describe yourself in 3 words : 'down to earth', motivated, hungry (for climbing !!!)
Who hasn't heard of Charlotte Durif ? With 5 youth World Champion titles under her belt, and a Senior European Champion title which she won at just 16, the blonde bombshell has an impressive climbing CV. But when did this young prodigy start to climb ? "I'm not really sure", she smiles "I was too young to remember ! I used to go along with my Dad and my brother... but I started competing at 8". Born in Belley (Ain), the young woman is now studying at the ENSMM in Besançon, reading Advanced and Applied maths. At that level, obviously her studies have eaten into her training schedule since she moved up to the seniors. But trust us, Charlotte has by no means said her last word, and she has the Bercy World Championships firmly in her sights...