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104dif portrait thomas valletThomas Ballet

DOB : 1st August 1989
Height : 1m73
Weight : 62kg
Club : Club Vertige
Member of the French team since 2008

Trophy cupboard :
20th in the overall 2011 World Cup rankings
10th in the Valence 2011 World Cup event   
13th in the Chamonix 2011 World Cup event

Your training haunts : Mur de Lyon, and l'Escale at Arnas
Your favourite spot : "Anywhere on a rockface, even though I don't get out there often enough !"
Your strong points : a very technical and dynamic climbing style
Your weak points : psych' and serenity
Your favourite phrase : the right way, is the way forward...
Your soft spot : Ducatis
Your prep routine : « I don't really have one any more, I just try to turn up in good shape, then it's que sera sera !»

04dif interview thomas valletHere's a climber with a head on his shoulders ! Studying to be an energy and environmental engineer, Thomas loves to set himself challenges. He started out, very early, actually, climbing trees. He discovered indoor climbing a little later, when he went with his sister to the youth club because his sister didn't want to go on her own. And very quickly he got into the competition circuit. Barely into the Youth A category, he was spotted by the national trainers and took part in his first international competitions. For the last few years Thomas has been concentrating on his studies. But this year, he's willing to make an exception for Bercy... !

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