His name was Luce Douady and she died at the age of 16 after she fell from a mountain path in the Alps.
Douady was walking to a climbing spot with a group of friends, near Grenoble, when it dropped to 500 feet, crossing an exposed path, The Daily Mail reported.
The 16-year-old has been seen as a potential future Olympian in a sport that is due to feature for the first time in the revival of the olympic Games in Tokyo.
She was already in the French team and had won a bronze medal in a European senior event in addition to a title of world junior champion, the Daily Mail reported.The French climbing federation hailed as a “very promising” climber with “the future in front of her,” while his club has paid tribute to a “beautiful person” and a “young woman full of energy, passion and talent.”
Mountain Police in the Haute-Savoie region, has confirmed the news of Douady death, telling Euronews that it had dropped to 500 feet (150 meters) and that an investigation had been open, The Daily Mail reported.
Douady was walking on an exposed path near Crolles and St Pancras when she slipped and fell, French media said.
The first investigations have found that Douady had probably not secure the cable correctly to the ramp in the challenge of moving, despite being familiar with the cliff, police said. They noted that this type of accident is rare in the region, The Daily Mail reported.
Douady would have been 17 in November.
“Luce was a very promising young French sports team,” the French Climbing Federation (FFME) wrote in a statement on its website.
“At only 16, the future was in front of her. This terrible news hit of his training, his comrades, his coaches and his club in Chambéry Climbing difficult. But today, the whole federation was in mourning. We obviously think about his family and we will be available to them.”
“Luce Douady was in love with all facets of climbing, capable of important achievements in the natural sites,” the statement concluded.
The 2024 Olympic games Paris committee tweeted a photo of Douady, writes: “Luce Douady has a promising talent of French climbing, a true champion who had so many summits to climb. Immense sadness and thoughts for his family and friends.”
Douady won the world junior bouldering championships in 2019 and came third in the European adults of the Difficulty of the Championship in the same year, The Daily Mail reported.
She also finished fifth of the women in the block to Vail, Colorado to the International Federation of Rock-Climbing World Cup last year.
The escalation was due to make its Olympic debut at the Games of Tokyo this summer, although it has been delayed until 2021, because of the coronavirus pandemic.