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Hello climbers!

Saturday 28th of november the Lotto NC Lead 2015 will be hosted at De Klimmuur Centraal in Amsterdam. Check out on this website who will fight for the Dutch Champion title and buy your tickets for €10, in the webshop. [Text and source:] Unfortunately the tickets are sold out…


The poll results shows that I have the most supporters. I feel honoured for that. I will have oodles of fun tomorrow, that’s for sure 😉 Can’t make it to Amsterdam? No problem, you can check the livestream at home!

Click here for the startlist.
Dinner will start from 5.30 PM voor €7,50-.
Women will start from 7.00 PM.
Men will start from 8.15 PM.
Price ceremony will start approximately from 10.00 PM.

I think I will be climbing at 8.30 PM! I’m looking forward to it and you? Enjoy watching the livestream and please cheer for me because I think I will need it 😀 See you tomorrow 🙂

Livestream lead nationals 2015


Foto: Truong tijdens het NK in 2014

NKBVAs some of you may already know, I am no longer part of the Dutch Climbing Team. But since I’m still getting the random question every now and then asking me what happened, I thought I’d take some time now to tell you all the story behind it.

Last month, I had a conversation with coach Wally about my performance with the team for 2012. I always feel in good form during training, but it doesn’t seem to reflect with my results on the actual competition. I really wanted to give it my all during the National Championships, but with me just recovering from my knee injury, there really isn’t much that I can do. Then there was the recently announced budget cuts by the NOC*NSF. Sportsclimbing will receive less financial aid starting this year. This means a leaner Dutch climbing team with a focus on developing young talent.

I myself have thought about giving up my position on the team a number of times last year. I feel like I’ve reached a certain point where I need to choose a new direction for my life. So when the coach told me I was being cut from the program, it didn’t took me much to accept his decision. It has been a great 3 years being part of the Dutch Climbing Team. I got to train with some of the best talents our sport has produced and I was able to meet other great athletes from all parts of the globe. I’ll also never forget the friendships I was able to make within the team and that special feeling of working together towards a same goal. So I say a deep and heartful thank you to everyone for allowing me to be a part of this. And I wish the future members good luck and hope they will have the same awesome experience that I had.

Of course I won’t stop climbing. I may be ready to take on new challenges with my life but I won’t be turning my back on climbing just like that. Its a sport I truly love and enjoy. You may even see me in a few more competitions. We will see. But its over and out for now.

At this very moment, the World Championship is being held at Arco, Italy. All 3 disciplines of climbing are available: boulder, lead and speed!

In a few days, I’ll fly to Italy to join the lead competition. Dutch lead team will be represented by: Elko Schellingerhout, Tim Reuser, Nikki van Bergen and me. I’m so psyched!!

Check out the trailer below.

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More international competitions will follow soon while my prep is in full progression.

At the moment I’d just like to climb a lot. When I check the startlist from Chamonix, I see a lot of strong men i.e. Adam Ondra, Jakob Schubert, Ramon Julian Puigblanque, Magnus Midtbø, Sean McColl etc etc.

On the webpage of Magnus I found a video in which he shows how hard he’s been training. He’s too strong, I need to share this with you.

Video: Magnus Midtbø- The one finger pull up

One million euro question: Can Truong perform an one finger pull up? Nope, I’d like to keep my fingers un injured. What about you?
Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

Time flies so fast. Meanwhile it was a week ago that the Worldcup boulder was downtown at Eindhoven.

I spotted another video about the Worldcup boulder at Eindhoven on the webpage of Udo Neumann. It gives a really nice impression about the competition behind the scenes. Check it out yourself when rain pours down on Eindhoven!

Video: Worldcup Boulder Eindhoven

The next worldcup on the calender already took place this weekend in Barcelona. If we scan the Dutch team on the result list, we find a nice result from Nicky de Leeuw who advanced to the semis yet again and ended up 18th, whereas Casper ten Sijthoff finished on 27th, Wouter Jongeneelen on spot 39 and Vera Zijlstra on spot 26. The rest of the results are here.

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Today the first boulder qualification competition will be held at Rocksteady Bussum. The weather conditions doesn’t look so promising to me, especially when all the problems are set outdoor in the garden!

Oh well, there is only one way to find out.

Wish me luck, I’ll update you later.

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