I felt rather nervous for the qualification, like a small shit among the others. Since I hadn't been at any senior competition before, I didn't really know how it all worked. Luckily I knew a lot of nice people from Sweden in the isolation I could talk with.
The qualification did not go as well as I had hoped, I thought I had messed it up. I managed to top 2 out of 5 boulders, and took 4 bonus holds. The last problem ended quite annoying as my time passed when I almost had the top. Very frustrating indeed..! Although I was quite disappointed about my effort, this qualified me for finals in 4rd place, yay! (It would be stupid if I staid disappointed)
After some food, a nap, and a little walk it was time to head back to isolation later that evening. It was the first time in a competition I had felt no pressure, no nerves and just excitement. I felt a few butterflies here and there but nothing much. The nervosity came all over me after I had flashed the first problem, and then the second... By then I was first with Hannah Mitbö and Therese Johansen.
The third problem was harder. Nobody of the girls managed to top. I took the bonus hold on my first try. By then, I was at a shared first place with Therese. But of course I didn't know that when I sat in the isolation. Now it was all settled on the last problem.
I didn't manage to top the absolute last problem. I guess I was both physically and mentally tired, at that time I usually go to bed ;). Anyway I was very satisfied with my climbing. Directly after my last attempt I ran to my friends and family in the crowd, without knowing anything about the results. They told me how it all went, and I had NO idea it was so close. The competition went far better than I had expected and I finished in 3th place! This brought a great smile to my face. Both Hanna and Therese are simply two incredible and massive inspirations to me. To be that close behind was awesome! I could not be more pleased with my result.