Luce Douady was seen as a rising star in the sport climbing world.

Luce Douady: French climber, 16, dies adhering to slide

Douady was a mounting star in the French climbing crew and was explained as “extremely promising” in a assertion from the FFME on Monday.

The 16-yr-aged was with mates when she fell from a cliff around Crolles in the Isère department, southeastern France, in accordance to the statement.

“This awful news has experienced a large effects on her education partners, her coaches and her club, Chambéry Escalade,” reported the FFME. “But nowadays, the complete federation is in mourning.”

Her club, Chambéry Escalade, described Douady as a “attractive individual” in a statement on Fb Monday.

“Luce Douady remaining us yesterday,” reads the statement. “She went as she lived, dwelling existence to the fullest.”

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Final calendar year Douady gained the Youth Environment Championships title in bouldering in Arco, Italy, and also finished fifth in her debut physical appearance at the Worldwide Federation of Activity Climbing (IFSC) Boulder Earth Cup circuit in Vail, US.

Douady was “a young, excellent and proficient athlete” stated the IFSC in a assertion unveiled Monday.

“The IFSC’s thoughts and prayers are with Luce’s spouse and children and pals at this tragic time,” it said.

Sport climbing is just one of a range of new Olympic occasions and will element for the initial time at the Tokyo Video games, which have been delayed until eventually following year because of the coronavirus pandemic.