Traffic accident at Easter: He was only 21 years old: Sport climber Christoph Schweiger is dead

The German sport climber Christoph Schweiger died in a traffic accident.

Traffic accident at Easter: He was only 21 years old: Sport climber Christoph Schweiger is dead

The German sport climber Christoph Schweiger died in a traffic accident. The German Alpine Association (DAV) confirmed this to the German Press Agency on Wednesday, citing Schweiger's family. The sport climber, who specialized in bouldering, was 21 years old. According to DAV information, the fatal traffic accident occurred last weekend.

The World Climbing Association IFSC reacted to the news with deep sadness. "It is heartbreaking that someone so young loses his life in this way. My thoughts and those of all IFSC members are with Christoph's family, his friends, the German Alpine Club and the entire climbing community," said President Marco Scolaris in a statement from the association.

Schweiger made his World Cup debut in 2018. Born in Ingolstadt, he was part of the German team at the World Youth Championships, which he took part in three times between 2017 and 2019. At the European Championships last year in Munich, he failed in the semifinals.

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