Date of birth:
1990.05.15
Hometown:
Salamina Caldas, Colombia
Sponsors:
Dislumbra Sas, Gangasinc, Elements Holds, Dulfer Escalada,
Hobbies:
Take a walk, enjoy the river and its nature, going to the movies
Favourite athletes:
All athletes are inspiring for my sport, but my favorites are Chris Sharma, Wolfgang Güllich and Usain Bolt

BIO

"Anghelo Bernal"

Anghelo Bernal Quintero is a professional climber of 24 years, born in Salamina – Caldas, who at age 17 began to represent the department of Valle del Cauca, a place that welcomed him with open arms to start his career.

Anghelo currently lives in Cali, Colombia. He is a student career coach in Sport and climbing frames in the garden ‘Workshop Anik’, where he teaches to children aged 2-7 years who are beginning to take their first steps in this sport.

The climber is part of the technical committee of the World Cup climbing wall climbing Cali and works for the company ‘Elements Holds’ with innovative climbing products using environmentally friendly materials and high strength.

Since childhood I have liked to enjoy nature, animals and adventure and risk practices. His passion for climbing began when in the summer he traveled to Cali to share it with his family, but found in this discipline the option to display his sporting attitude. “The thing that struck me to start climbing practice was feeling a huge adrenaline rush in the most difficult steps and finally see that I can reach the top of the route, overcoming all barriers presented”. 6 years that Anghelo began climbing has established himself in the top 5 of the best Colombians climbers, today he is part of the selection Colombia Climbing and national champion in speed mode with a national record of 8 seconds with 59 mils.

"Anghelo Bernal"

The athlete is 1.70 cm and weighs 57 kilograms. His workout routine takes place 5 times a week with an intensity of 4 hours daily, which runs a planned fitness and sequences to enhance his technique in the time scale.Meanwhile, Anghelo continues to train with perseverance and makes every effort to achieve this by 2015 to assist global valid and meet with each of their objectives, particularly if he can raise the money.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2011: 1st place National Championship Speed, Great Wall Bogota, May
  • 2012: Speed National Championship 2nd place Great Wall Bogota, May
  • 2012: Pan speed 13 since San Juan de los Morros Venezuela
  • 2012: 18 since Pan Difficulty San Juan de los Morros Venezuela
  • 2013: 2nd place National Ranking Difficulty Great Wall Bogota, April
  • 2013: 3rd place National Ranking difficulty Cali, October
  • 2013: 1st place National Ranking Speed Medellin in November
  • 2013: 5th Place National Ranking of difficulty Medellin in November
  • 2013: 2nd Place National Ranking of difficulty Cali, October 2013
  • 2014: 1st place National Ranking of difficulty Cali, March 2014
  • 2014: 1st place national championship speed Bogota Great Wall, in May
  • 2014: All over the 8th World Championships in August, in September
  • 2014: National Ranking 3rd because of difficulty Cali, October
  • 2014: 1st place National Ranking speed, Cali October
  • 2014: 1st place National Climbing Championships, Cali in December. NATIONAL RECORD
  • 2015: 1st place Cup Colombia Climbing speed, Cali March.
  • 2015: 3rd Place cup Colombia Climbing lead, Cali March.
  • 2015: 1st place Cup Colombia Climbing speed, Cali October.
  • 2015: 1st National Championship Climbing speed. Cali October
  • 2015: 4th National Climbing Championship lead, Cali October
  • 2015: 6th Cup Colombia Climbing Boulder, Bogota September.
  • 2016: 1st Place Guane Resistance (Rock Climber) La Mojarra Santander, January.

INTERVIEW 2015.05.13

What are you looking for to accomplish?

"Anghelo Bernal"

Day by day I seek to overcome all the limitations that may arise along the way. Formarme also tried personally, recollecting about my mistakes and putting into practice the advice given by all the people around me. I think it is an excellent athlete who is strong both inside and out.

What would be your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement would be at the top of the best sprinters in the world and possibly have time record in this mode, demonstrating my dedication to the sport.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

The greatest difficulty for me to give continuity to my sport is the lack of income for my sport, solvertar costs which are too expensive in my country.

"Anghelo Bernal"

Nor do I have the support of the government, nor enough sponsors to support me financially as part of the Seleccion Colombia Climbing for each of my performances inside and outside the country.

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

I feel satisfied when I meet a target in my mind between them; climb a higher degree of difficulty normally climb or fall consecutively my time in Speed mode.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

I am member of a group of 12 friends and I practice on a small climbing wall built in my house. In this place I usually go climbing, whether alone or with others, as despite being small and having basic features, there is everything necessary to successfully develop a good workout routine.

"Anghelo Bernal"

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

Every day I realize that the key to my success has been to have peace within myself so I get a better sports performance, connecting in each of my movements with my body and my mind.

"Anghelo Bernal"

I also realize that I have better results when I enjoy the most of what I do, internalizing all the time climbing as if it is part of me, it helps me to know my advantages and disadvantages, to design my goals and to strive to the maximum by comply.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

There is no denying that when competing I get nervous, because the adrenaline goes up and you feel a unique sensation when all eyes of the stage are put into one.

"Anghelo Bernal"

But the biggest fear I feel in a competition is not being able to overcome my goals set, knowing that there is no greater rival than myself, because if I lock my mind, blocking all thereafter and at that precise moment where the results begin to be negative.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

"Anghelo Bernal"

My # 1 Fans are my family because they are always attentive to every step I take in my sport, my decayed pending and my triumphs, they are always ready to give me advice how to be the best and help me to find a solution to continue forward smoothly.

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Since I started my career I have received many tips, but have three in mind that I’m always remembering. The first advice was given by the Spanish climber Patxi Usobiaga that said “exceed your limits is to feel that you can no longer do, but still make the greatest effort and just manage to”

"Anghelo Bernal"

The second tip was given by the Chilean Thomas Ravanal that said “Your strength comes from your inner self, and if you are strong you will see that everything you set out you can do” The third tip I got from my mates climbing wall that say “If you learn to listen and control your emotions, you get very far”

What are your future plans?

I have many plans for the future, I am in a dilemma right now I’m working out. But my short term plan is to compete in the different valid for the World Cup in speed and power and occupy the podium of this modality.

"Anghelo Bernal"

What are your tips for those who begin now?

The advice I give to all people who are beginning to climb is that from the outset you should fall in love with the sport as a discipline that requires a lot of dedication and effort.

"Anghelo Bernal"

Also those who are always climbing should enjoy what they are doing, not just think they can be competitive because of major disappointments, but go climbing step by step and so it will progress on everything proposed, reaching the top. I am among those who think that you should never look back even to gain momentum.