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IFSC Vail World Cup – A Few Interesting Finals Facts + Awesome Austrian Photos

Citizen’s & Youth Comp 2011

Vail Coverage Wrap-Up

US Team Intro

Men’s Quali Results

Women’s Quali Results

Semis Pre-Post

Semis Results

Finals Problems 1 & 2 Break Down

Finals Problems 3 & 4 Break Down + Highlight Video

Final Results

Pro Video + Citizen’s and Youth Comp Results

More Video

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Fun Facts and Awesome Photos

I meant to put this out the other week, but things got busy and it didn’t get done.  However, for those who are interested, here are a few interesting notes about the finalists interspersed with a few great photos from all rounds of the comp borrowed from Austria Climbing Team photographer Heiko Wilhelm.

Alex Johnson

Of the 12 finalists, Kilian, Alex Puccio, and Jonas have previously won a Vail World Cup and Akiyo, Anna, Jain, Guillaume, Kilian, Dmitry, have won other World Cup events this season.  That’s 8 World Cup Champions out of 12 finalists.

Jain Kim has amazing strength in her flexibility.

This was the first Bouldering World Cup finals appearance for Chris Webb-Parsons, Rei Sugimoto, and Angie Payne.

Alex Puccio

This was Melissa La Neve’s third time making finals in a Bouldering World Cup, and she has come in 3rd each time.

Keita Mogaki of Japan

Alex Puccio has made finals at every Bouldering World Cup she’s ever entered, though her only win so far was in Vail in 2009.  This season she has taken two 2nd place finishes, one 3rd place, and two 6th places.

Tsukuru Hori of Japan

This was Anna Stöhr’s fourth time making finals in Vail, and her first win.  She has previously taken 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places.

Kilian Fischhuber, Guillaume Glairon Mondet, Daniel Woods, Sean McColl

Perhaps even more interesting, not a single male finalist in Vail made finals at the World Cup last week in Canmore.  Kilian was closest, with 9th place.

Mina Markovic of Slovenia finished in 8th

The women’s field was similar to Canmore, with Melissa La Neve replacing Juliane Wurm (GER) but the rest of the field staying the same.  Alex Johnson took 7th in both Canmore and Vail, barely missing finals both times.

Akiyo Noguchi

Alison Osius of Rock and Ice wrote a nice little article about competitions, competitors, and expectations that you can read here: Tough Crowd

Katharina Saurwein of Team Austria

The next World Cup will be in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, this weekend — June 17th and 18th.  Watch it live on http://ifIFSC TVsc.tv

World Cup Pre-Game at The Spot

The week before the comp was pretty busy at the Spot, with teams from Japan, Korea, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, France, Germany, and more getting acclimated and ready for qualifiers on our boulders.  These last two photos are of various World Cup competitors in our gym.

World Cup pre-game.

The Beach was quite popular as well.

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  1. Brian C
    June 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Hey Jackie, I am wondering where I could get this picture of Alex Johnson.

  2. Jackie
    June 16, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Hi Brian,

    Check out the Austrian Team Climbing page on Facebook. There is a link to it at the top of this post. : )

  1. June 18, 2011 at 8:08 am

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