Comparison of top female climbers. 2015 overall world cup winner Akiyo Noguchi, World and European champion Juliane Wurm, Alex Puccio, american youngsters Margo Hayes and Megan Mascarenas, Miho Nonaka, Moni Retschy, Shauna Coxsey and of course the fantastic Anna Stöhr showing their skills in Innsbruck, Toronto and Vail 2015.
better late than never - our account of the European Bouldering Championships 2013. Tomorrow off to China!
First World Cup win ever for Jan Hojer
In the men’s competition Austria’s Kilian Fischhuber, the previous year’s winner, was the only athlete flashing three out of four final problems, but didn't score in number three (no top, no bonus) what put him in place three in the end. Gold went to Germany's Jan Hojer, reigning world champion Dmitrii Sharafutdinov gained place two and therewith his fourth podium of the season. Its worth noticing that all the climbers in the German bouldering team bouldered really well during those days, it seems that we like the air in Innsbruck!
After this great competition weekend in Austria the IFSC Bouldering World Cup is moving overseas: Toronto will be the venue of the next World Cup stop on June 1-2! All results and further informations on www.ifsc-climbing.org. Stay tuned for our report soon and find a short clip about the finals below...
The Slovenian city of Log Dragomer was the venue of the fourth IFSC Bouldering World Cup competition of the ongoing season. Accompanied by live music and an enthusiastic Slovenian crowd Anna Stöhr and Sean McColl climbed to gold at the Sports Park Log!
Last year’s Overall Bouldering World Cup winner Anna Stöhr and reigning Lead world champion Jakob Schubert celebrated an Austrian happy ending in front of their home crowd at the Sports Park Kitzbühel.
The 4th Boulder World Cup 2012 was held in the market square in beautiful Innsbruck surrounded by snow topped mountains...
above: Anna Stöhr's and Dmitry Sharafutdiniv's way through the (semi-) Finals towards being bouldering world champion 2011. Unlike at the BWCs, the organizers made it difficult to film for anybody who didn't pay for TV rights. We hope you'll enjoy these little clips nevertheless!
The Arco World Championships was a two faced affair, at least concerning the bouldering. On the bright side was solid route setting, stunning performances and the realization how high the standard is meanwhile, especially in countries that usually don't compete in the world cups (for many reasons). On the dark side we an arrogant organization that was unable to cope with the many competitors and clearly not interested in bouldering at all. Lets start with the bright side though! (see pics from Arco from the perspective of the German bouldering team here!)